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Monchique great windy mountain roads

We took a drove to Monchique and went all the way up the mountain only to discover what was there... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Durham, Canada
Beautiful Azulejos on the Praça

We were on the lookout for an interesting place to stop as we wandered back up to Lisbon from... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Denver, Colorado
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29 Sep 2017
“Beautiful Azulejos on the Praça”
2 Feb 2017
“lovely history and place”
Monchique, Portugal
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We took a drove to Monchique and went all the way up the mountain only to discover what was there, it was a roundabout. Partially in the clouds due to weather and elevation. Alferce is just one of the lovely elements to view in Monchique.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were on the lookout for an interesting place to stop as we wandered back up to Lisbon from Sagres, and in taking the "back way" through Monchique we saw not only those pretty villages and the mountains, but also found the aldeia of Alferce....More

Thank JaninedeBric
Reviewed 3 February 2017

great history and place to visit.. helpful friendly people and nice stuff to see and buy and great craftsmanship

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Lovely place to visit over Christmas. Looks like summertime would be great too, with an outdoor pool and lovely meandering streets.

Thank KimHoare
Reviewed 8 February 2016

A pretty, tidy village located in the hills but... we were in time to view an amazing tableau of Nativity Scenes beautifully crafted with working models and cleverly landscaped. Around the village were stuffed half size models of characters from The Nativity.

Thank telstarPlymouth
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Stopped in past here for short 10 minute break on route with excursion we where on, nice small typical traditional village , nothing to do that we could see of for the short time we where there,

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We made a special trip to see Monchique but could not understand the hype. It a nice enough village but nothing special and only took half an hour to walk around. The surrounding area is great for touring but you don't need to spend much...More

2  Thank Somuchtosee01
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I think this place is overrated unless you like long drives. Not much to see. The town is quaint but in our perspective had very little to offer.

Thank Ryon D
Reviewed 19 February 2013

we were located in silves and had a private car and we arrived maybe after two hours in the sleepy village monchique. before we stoped at the place which gave monchique its name. "caldas de monchique"...a natural spa...with high class hotel...located hidden in a steep...More

3  Thank chocdikrab
Reviewed 5 July 2012

Everything was nice. The place, the food, the beds. And there is a lot to do in that part of Portugal.

3  Thank lydia s
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Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
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