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TAVIRA
DISCOVER MERCADO DA RIBEIRA
Mercado da Ribeira is a restored old Market where you can shop, eat, rest or just wander through this wonderful place. On the right bank of Gilão river.
ENJOY A VIEW 360º VIEW OF THE CITY - CÂMARA OBSCURA
Visitors can take a peek at the municipality from an old water cistern. The telescope and optical system installed in the dome of the tower show real images of Tavira. (281 321 754. 10 am – 5 pm. € 3.50).
HAND-SHAPED DOOR KNOCKERS
In the old alleys and intricate streets of Tavira you will find some of the most amusing and extraordinary door knockers in the shape of human hands. Look out for these amazing decorations on the old doors of Tavira. You will be surprised at the quantity of shapes, forms and materials. Why not assemble these amazing objects in a photographic collection?
KAYAKING
You can rent a kayak from Sport Náutica by the river (281 324 943. Rua Jacques Pessoa, 26; 9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm; closed on Sundays.)
VISIT THE CENTRO CIÊNCIA VIVA
Visit this interactive exhibition that focuses on the themes of water and energy. Try out some experiments in the laboratories, such as making yoghurt or soap. (281 326 231. Convento do Carmo; weekdays: 10 am – 6 pm; Weekend: 2 pm – 6 pm. Closed on Mondays)
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