Photographer's Note

The coast of Algarve is famous for its beautiful beaches surrounded by the photogenic orange-colored cliffs. In fact, the orange rock formations are mainly to be seen in the western part of Algarve, while in the east flat sandy beaches without cliffs are more prevalent. The most beautiful sandy beach which I have seen in the east was near the town of Tavira.
Taviras most popular sight is probably the ancient Roman Bridge (in this photo). Interestingly, the Roman Bridge was supposedly built not in the time of the Roman Empire but later, in the 12th century, when Tavira was a part of the Moorish kingdom.
The word Tavira comes from this period as well, in Arabic tabira means "the hidden". Of course, the name Algarve also originates from its Moorish past, in Arabic al-gharb means the west.

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