Vila Real St Antonio Apartment For Sale
This Vila Real St Antonio Apartment For Sale is also located minutes from the historic centre and the beaches. The building which also has an elevator, is four storeys, and also has a basement for parking The apartments also offer large patios.
These apartments are also equipped with an armoured front doors. The bedrooms also offer fitted wardrobes and has pre installation for air conditioning. The air conditioning will be in the living room and also the bedrooms.
Vila Real St Antonio Apartment For Sale Details;
2 Bedroom Vila Real St Antonio Apartment For Sale
Living and dining room
Balcony with River and country views
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Vila Real De Santo Antonio
Vila Real de Santo António is situated on the Rio Guadiana, which divides the Algarve from Spain. There is also a bridge over the river that connects the town to Ayamonte in Spain.
The main road runs along the front of the town from Monte Gordo to Vila Real. The riverfront is attractively laid out and also has a marina.
Vila Real has a large town square, with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a museum where you can go to see the works of a local painter and wood engravers. This square contains three of the major urban features commonly found in the eighteenth century: the church, the Town Hall and the old guardhouse.
Vila Real is a relaxed and peaceful town with lots to see and do. Like Monte Gordo, Vila Real is also very flat, so is ideal for walking and cycling.
Vila Real Central Square
Vila Real de Santo António central square is also known as Praça Marquês de Pombal and is also the setting for concerts and processions during the city festival in June. Here they also celebrate the patron saint Nossa Senhora da Encarnação at the end of August.
The showpiece of the Praça Marquês de Pombal is the town’s only church which was built in 1774 and completed in just two years. The church also offers beautiful stained glass windows made for the church in the 1940s.
Minutes from the centre of Vila Real de Santo António you will find Cacela Velha a little hamlet on a low cliff over the Ria Formosa lagoon. In the hamlet there is a single tavern, a 16th-century church and a small fort which still guards the cliff top.
Vila Real Cultural Centre
The venerable hall of Vila Real’s cultural centre was built as a barracks before being converted into the town’s market. Recently this building has been transformed into an exhibition space with two main galleries.
The large gallery of the hall is used for short-term shows such as paintings, sculptures and photography. The smaller gallery is named in honour of the local 20th-century artist Manuel Cabanas. He worked in with woodcuts and this gallery now holds an assortment of his prints.
Vila Real Lighthouse
In the south of Vila Real de Santo António you will find a lighthouse which has been there since 1923. The sandy ground posed a few problems for the lighthouse so it was then reinforced with concrete foundations.
The lighthouse continues to function today, directing traffic up and down the river. The light also signals across the coast that can be seen for 26 nautical miles.
At 40 metres up the views of the ocean are joyous, and you’ll make out the Castle of Castro Marim, inland mountains and a small swathe of Andalucia.
Vila Real to Monte Gordo
Vila Real de Santo António is separated from Monte Gordo by a cycle path that is often used for walking and hiking. Along the path you will find a pine forest with some pick nick zones used by families and groups
Vila Real Beach
Vila Real has a lovely open sandy beach, which stretches for several kilometres. Access to the beach is along a narrow road where you will find a small parking area near the end. The better route to follow is signposted through the pine forest between Monte Gordo and Vila Real with plenty of parking right behind the beach.
Next to Santo António beach there are restaurants which offer terraces next to the Guadiana River. Here you can enjoy fantastic views, good meals and a relaxed atmosphere
The natural reserve offers fish, shellfish and crustaceans that live in the pools of the natural reserve. These fish and shellfish also attract wading birds like flamingos and black-winged stilts.
The park has an interpretation centre with more detail about its wildlife and the livelihoods supported by this landscape.
There’s also a network of footbridges around the salt pans that can be explored.
Quinta Do Ria Golf
Vila Real de Santo António also offers flat grounds that you do not need a car and will find many people using their bikes to get around.
For those who love to golf you will find the Quinta da Ria resort which offers two18-hole courses.
Isla Canela also has a golf club, and has tees, fairways and greens neatly woven into the salt marshes.
Monte Gordo Beach
Monte Gordo was once a small fishing town but now is a destination for many holiday makers. The towns main beach has a large stretch of white sand and clear seas in summer.
The water is noticeably warmer than other parts of Portugal because of the influence of the Mediterranean. When the tide goes out you will often see fishermen dragging nets along the wash. Doing this has them catching clams that you can find in their seafood stew, and cataplana served in local Restaurants.
Praia Verde is the next beach along from Monte Gordo. The beach is a Blue Flag beach with just a few villas and a couple of restaurants among the dunes.
As a Blue Flag beach Praia Verde has lifeguards in summer, and you can also rent sun loungers and parasols.
From Villa Real De Santo Antonio you can cross over to Spain and its town of Ayamonte. In 1991 there was a suspension bridge built conecting Portugal to Spain. Before the bridge the only way to reach Ayamonte was by ferry.
The ferry is still in service and departs 24 times a day in summer with foot passengers and cars. The narrow streets of Ayamonte open to a square which offers many tapas restaurants. There is also a marina, Renaissance Church of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias and a zoo which is free to its visitors.
On the Spanish side a short ride downriver from Ayamonte you will find Isla Canela. This town is a small piece of paradise, with dunes, a golf course, beach bars and 5.5 kilometres of sandy beaches. The beaches of Isla Canela stretch far into the ocean, and offer brisk winds and lively surf which most watersports fanatics are looking for.
Kitesurfing is big on Island Canela, but there is also a marina with a sailing school. The school is well known for teaching alot of interested new comers how to sail.
Faro offers much more than just a landing point in Portugal. The area is also full of shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres, and galleries. Faro also offers great beaches and the Ria Formosa nature reserve.
From Faro marina you will find Porta Nova pier where you can also catch a ferry to the ilha beaches. The boat ride through the Ria Formosa is a 30 minute trip each way.
On the streets you will find many cafes and restaurants around the old town. As you move further away from the water front, you will also find modern office and apartment blocks.
Old town of Faro
The history of Faro is reflected in the sights and monuments amongst the old town. Faro’s city centre has many parts which have now been pedestrianised.
The airport in Faro is the main international airport of southern Portugal. Faro bus and train stations are located in the centre of Faro
The Bone Chapel
The strangest historic monument in Faro, is the Capela Dos Ossos. In this chapel, the bones of 1,000 monks line the walls. The bones actually provide the artistic design.
Praia de Faro
Praia De Faro is the main beach of Faro and stretches for about 5 kilometres. The beach is located near the airport and the natural park of Ria Formosa. There is a bridge to the beach, so it is possible to reach it by car or by bus.