What you'll do
Olhão's identity is a tangled web weaved by fishing and the fishing industry. Fishing is a general concern to any town in the Algarve, but Olhão still embodies that character to this day, which also explains its "subversive" behaviour. It is also the most authentic town on the eastern side of the region due to the fact that most of its historical and popular neighbourhoods were left intact after its expansion in the recent years. This walk will give you a full view and a comprehensive guide through the city's historical development while focusing on its untouched vernacular core. If you're all about walking and if you have even the slightest curiosity about architecture and its impact on a city's image and history, tag along and let's explore the streets of Olhão together!
Born and raised in the city; have lived here for the longest part of my life. The food is great, the weather is priceless but growing up I only cared about finding the best way to go around it. I believe this is what got me into majoring in Art & Architecture History and why I might be just the right person for this walk, aside from my sense of humour. But that's just my guess. Why not make yours?
I'll bring some handpicked seasonal fruit from my grandma's to power us up during the walk.
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Where you'll be
We will meet just by Olhão's Main Church, the perfect location to stroll throughout its most authentic neighbourhoods. This tour also gives you a comprehensive guide of any building that falls out of the "vernacular" umbrella term, meaning that along the way we'll get the chance of seeing lots of perky but also traditional ways of building that are a little bit more sophisticated. It's all in here, let's go already!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 6 and up can attend.
If you're interested in the walk but can't make it at the scheduled time, just write me up; maybe we can work something it out.
Authenticity at walking distance