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3000 Peoples and Trade Iberian peninsula. The Moors dominate the Algarve for well over 500 years, giving the region its name, alGharb, and turning Silves into an intellectual hub of staggering opulence. Stone burial chambers (dolmens) and menhirs are characteristic of this period. By 1000 BC, Phoenicians have estab­ lished sizeable trading stations. The Greeks also come, but their trade links are severed Christian by the Carthaginians Crusades who blockade the Though Christians Menhir of Almendres Straits of Gibraltar and reconquer central in 550 BC found the city Portugal in the 12th of Portus Hannibalis (Portimão).

The 10th-century Arab silo is worth close scrutiny, as are the set of weathered 16thcentury keystones. d 1 Praça da República, Albufeira • Map G5 • 2:30–8pm Mon–Sat (10:30am–5pm in winter) • Free The Algarve’s Top 10 • 2–4pm Mon–Fri • Adm Museu Etnográfico do Trajo Algarvio Manuel Cabanas, ) Museu Vila Real de Santo António A museum showcasing the work of Portugal’s greatest wood engraver of the 20th century, Manuel Cabanas (1902–95). A truly dynamic volume of work is exhibited: ink-relief images of politicians, statesmen, writers and musicians, plus views of everyday rural life.

Of Aljezur $ Capture Castle, 1249 A maid might have prevented the capture, but mistook the attacking knights for Moorish defenders and failed to raise the alarm. The Algarve’s Top 10 The mythical king planted 1000s of almond trees to convince the princess that the blossom was like the snow she was used to. Vincent % St Cabo de Sào Vicente is associated with a 4th-century martyr, whose body was watched over by ten ravens. Cássima ^ Enchanted The pitiful cries of a Moor­ ish woman supposedly echo in the streets near Loulé Castle.

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