Tavira is a town on the East Algarve with a population of approximately twenty thousand located some 16 miles to the east of Faro Airport.
The town dates back to pre-Roman times and retains many architectural examples of Phoenician, Moorish and Roman influence. The centre piece and most photographed area of the town is the Roman Bridge which joins the two parts of the town on either side of the tidal River Gilao.
Tavira is recognised as a typical Algarvian town, unspoilt by mass tourism. It is a working town being the administrative centre for the region and retains a significant fishing industry.
The town has all the facilities one would wish for to enjoy a relaxing holiday and has the advantage that the vast majority of shops, bars and restaurants remain open throughout the year.