Lagos is one of the principal cities of Portugal and a forever-summer destination harboring a youthful, outdoorsy spirit. Most recognized by its unique coast and limestone rock formations, the city was once an important center of Portuguese maritime discovery. Seafaring has long been at the focal point of its economic significance. And today, Lagos shines as a modern port city on the Atlantic. At the intersection of its old town and modern sprawl, a leisurely setting brim with laid-back beaches and convivial activities.
The spectacular Ponta da Piedade is arguably one of the most intriguing sights on the Atlantic. Steep sea cliffs in the region resemble a watercolor picture with their polychrome surface and stray dispersion on the azure waters. No wonder they are considered the highlight of Lagos—the pretty and serene scene turns all dramatic when the rock pillars get beaten by the fierce tides of the Atlantic. Further along the coast are long stretches of sand and sun-struck beaches, where you can continue savoring the views.
Several museums scattered across the old and new quarters deliver what many hold dear in Lagos’s history. The city is all about hearty tales of sailing, natural rocks, and African artifacts from the days of slavery. There are also impressive Baroque and Moorish buildings lined up in the old town. They are among fine restaurants, cocktail bars, and exquisite squares. You can spend a day to the fullest in Lagos, where raw nature and a bustling city cohabit peacefully.
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