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São Brás de Alportel is a town and municipality in Portugal's Algarve region.


Alleyway in São Brás de Alportel.

São Brás de Alportel (SUHNW BRAHZH d(ih) ahl-poor-TEHL, /ˈsɐ̃w ˈbɾaʒ dɨ aɫ.puɾ.ˈtɛɫ/) municipality has 11,266 residents (2021 preliminary), with 4,700 living in the town. It's one of three landlocked municipalities in the Algarve.

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Get in[edit]

  • 1 Estação Autocarros (Terminal Rodoviário, bus station), Rua João Louro 12, +351 289 842 286. Eva Transportes provides regional bus service.
  • The nearest airport is in Faro (FAO IATA).
  • The nearest motorway is the A22 (Via do Infante de Sagres). The N2 national road provides access from there into town. The ER270 (a/k/a N270) regional road also serves the town.

Get around[edit]

Map of São Brás de Alportel


  • 1 Eco Cork Factory Tour (Eco-Fábrica de Cortiça), Sítio da Mesquita Baixa, +351 965 561 166, . M–F 08:00–18:00, Sa 09:00–13:00, closed Su. Learn about the lifecycle of the cork oak tree and the process of preparing and packing the product at a cork factory. Visit a shop selling cork fashion and other items. Adults €14.50, kids €7.25.
  • 2 Igreja Matriz de São Brás de Alportel, Largo da Igreja. 16th-century parish church with Tuscan columns and Neoclassical altarpieces, with some Rococo touches and 18th-century images. Igreja Matriz de São Brás de Alportel (Q10300111) on Wikidata
  • 3 Moinho do Bengado, +351 289 840 000, . W 09:30–12:30, Th 14:00–17:00. Historical Mediterranean-style windmill built in 1850 on a site offering spectacular views.
  • 4 Museu do Traje (Costume Museum), Rua Dr. José Dias Sancho 61, +351 289 840 100, . M-F 10:00–13:00 & 14:00–17:00, Sa Su holidays 14:00–17:00. This museum displays historical Algarvian regional clothing and way of life. €2.50, kids 12 & under free. Museu do Trajo de São Brás de Alportel (Q10333941) on Wikidata






  • 1 Bem Bom B&B, Vinha dos Almargens, +351 289 841 566, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. Nine-room bed and breakfast run by a Belgian couple with outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, billiards, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €88-195.
  • 2 Casal da Eira B&B, Farrobo, +351 916 283 680, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. Eight-room rustic bed and breakfast with gardens, Mediterranean decor, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €68-138.
  • 3 Farmhouse of the Palms, Cerro do Botelho (CxP 508), +351 964 478 157, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Seven-room hilltop bed and breakfast in a 300-year-old farmhouse with panoramic views, outdoor swimming pool, in-room private terraces, minimalistic decor, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €133-830.
  • 4 Panoramic Paradise B&B, Moinho do Bengado, Mesquita Alta, +351 927 220 565. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Three-room bed and breakfast with outdoor swimming pool, garden, sun terrace, and free Wi-Fi. €60-129.


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