Hotel Cidade de Olhão is located in the heart of Olhão
: an Algarvean town that started as huts made of cane and thatch in 14th
century and has since flourished into a beautifully quaint fisherman village.
Olhão captivates with its white houses and labyrinthine streets
: the perfect backdrop for the blue skies, bright boats and colourful characters that make up this town. The Moorish influence on the architecture shows through in the flat roofs and box-shaped chimneys.
Be sure to visit the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, dating back to the 17th century and built by donations from fishermen. To this day, fishermen’s wives still huddle in its chapel during stormy days to pray for the safe return of their husbands. Be sure to spot the storks that often nest on the top of the church: a symbol of good luck and calm waters.