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ALGARVE TRAVEL GUIDE
WHAT TO EATConquilhas à Algarvia (clams with herbs and garlic), an assortment of fresh seafood like lobster and squid, feijoada (hearty bean stew) and a dessert of egg yolk and sugar called Dom Rodrigo.
WHAT TO BRING BACKA bottle of Medronho (Portuguese fruit brandy), an assador de Barro (traditional clay dish for cooking chorizo), handmade, intricately painted pottery and local olive oil.
FUN FACTWhile nomadic tribes, Phoenicians and Romans all once conquered this slice of Portugal, it’s the Moors that gave the region its name, naming it Gharb Al-Andalus in Arabic (meaning “west of the Iberian Peninsula”) or simply…Al-Gharb (“the west”). For Moorish mementos scattered across the coast, visit the Paderne Castle in Albufeira, the Castle of Silves, or the houses of Olhão.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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