Lagos is the most historically interesting coastal town in the Algarve. Its fame comes from its association with Portugal's 14th-and 15th-century Age of Discovery. In fact, it was precisely in this city that, in October 2014, the Wax Museum of the Portuguese Discoveries opened its doors, with 22 extremely realistic wax figures, including Vasco da Gama and Henry the Navigator. Over 230 m2, the 16 scenes depict, in an instructive and entertaining way, the main achievements in the history of the Discoveries. Light and sound effects make this a captivating experience, even for the youngest visitors.

Lagos rises up amid four hills and gathers lovely beaches located between the rocks where the sea forced its way. Due to the yellowish color of its rocks this area is frequently called Golden Coast.

This has been, for a long time, a city rich in history and natural beauty – see it in the wide walking areas, in the many gardens and parks and in the life and colour of hidden corners!

And this is also the place for all sports. Living in harmony with the environment, Lagos invites you to play tennis, to go horse riding or to play golf. This seaside resort offers activities like water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, sport fishing and many, many more… All good reasons to pay a visit to Lagos.
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