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The small town of Monchique, nestling in the greenery on the eastern flank of Foia, has a church famous for its Manueline doorway. From the belvedere on the fairground, there is an interesting view over the districts standing opposite Mont Picota. The road, heading to Mont Foia, cuts through the highest slopes of the Serra Monchique. After a few kilometres under the pine trees and the eucalypts, the view opens out to the south.

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  • Pico da Foia Interesting

    P - 8550 Monchique

    At 902m high, the site has the appearance of a chaos of rocks. From the summit (an obelisk), there are extensive views over the bare tops to the north and the wooded heights to the west.

  • Serra de Monchique

    P - 8550 Monchique

    In the hinterland of the Algarve, the Serra Monchique offers summer visitors to the coast the coolness of its wooded heights of eucalyptus, cork oaks, chestnuts and pine trees, as well as beautiful views over the region. The volcanic activity explain..

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