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Monchique

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Monchique is a municipality of southern Portugal, in Faro District (province of Algarve). The population in 2011 was 6,045, in an area of 395.30 km².The Municipality of Monchique is situated in the Serra de Monchique and together with the town of Monchique is a popular tourist destination. Attractions include a historic town centre, spectacular views from the two peaks of Foia and Picota, hiking, bird watching and biking. There are hot sulfur springs, with baths and Health spas 4 m. south in 'Caldas de Monchique' (Spring of Monchique). Eucalyptus, cork oak, oranges, lemons, honey, olive oil, chestnuts, scissor chairs made from chestnut wood, black pork and black pork ham and sausages are the chief products. There are several small industries producing typical tourist artifacts that are sold in local shops, and medronho, a local brew made from distilled medronho berries (Arbutus/Strawberry Tree), is produced.ParishesAdministratively, the municipality is divided into 3 civil parishes : Alferce Marmelete Monchique
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Mountain
Montes da Fóia
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Caldas de Monchique
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Duration: 2 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Mountain
Picota
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Monchique

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Beach
Praia da Marinha Caramujeira
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Aqualand Algarve Alcantarilha
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Geologic Formation
Algar Seco Carvoeiro
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Arrifana Beach Aljezur
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Monchique

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Park
Parque da Mina
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Loja do Mel e do Medronho
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Church
Igreja da Misericordia de Monchique
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Leonel Telo- ceramica-
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Monchique

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Art Gallery
Studio Bongard
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Arte Bongard
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Monchique

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Historic Site
Alferce
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Church
Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Church
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Duration: 30 minutes

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