Discover São Brás de Alportel
São Brás de Alportel is a lovely old town in the hills of the Algarve and less than 20 km from Faro airport and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Both the town and the surrounding villages benefit from magnificent and far-reaching views over both the countryside and the ocean with much of the property both in town and the surrounding area enjoying a Seaview.
If you choose to buy a property here whether it is a town house, villa, or traditional Portuguese house the selection on offer is broad and as a real estate agent benefiting from a prominent office on the Avenida da Liberdade right in the heart of the town, Quintas & Casas Bespoke Property Services can certainly help you in your search.
São Brás de Alportel is a thriving town with much to offer to those choosing to live here all year round. The Municipal market open 6 days a week is a super place to discover the wonderful produce from local suppliers. The freshest fruit and vegetables, tasty honey, carob liqueur, medronho brandy and delicious sausages, refined in local smokehouses, and an array of true temptations including the local traditional sweets where figs, almonds and carob make up the key ingredients. Explore the fresh fish counters where the super selection on offer comes up from the coast daily. On the last Saturday of each month, the market showcases the special participation of local chefs who present authentic dishes and fill the market with delicious aromas.
In addition, walk around and explore the town and you will find an excellent selection of cafes/restaurants offering both traditional Portuguese and International cuisine. Café life is very much a part of the town and there are ample places where you can sit and enjoy a drink and a light snack and watch the world go by. The main square, where you will find a number of excellent cafes and restaurants benefits from a lovely water feature which in the hotter summer months passers-by will often choose to cool down in.
The town has a valuable historical and archaeological heritage, with an important Roman and Islamic legacy and there are several Museums around the town which allow the visitor to soak up this heritage. Arts and craft establishments, galleries, and a broad spectrum of shops in town offer anyone who chooses to live here or visit to explore and shop as they need. The Camara of São Brás takes a great pride in the town and surrounding area and there are many festivals and events held throughout the year. For those enjoying nature then exploring the countryside in the area is highly recommended. São Brás de Alportel sits on the edge Serra do Caldeirão and there is a never-ending selection of places to walk or cycle. It is possible to easily seek out local walking groups for those wishing to explore with others and the town has a keen cycling community and benefits from a strong cycling club and one of the best bike shops in the region.