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Vila Real de Santo António
Vila Real de Santo António is a Portuguese Portuguese town in the District of Faro, region and subregion of the Algarve.
It is soothes of a municipality with 61.25 km ² of area and subdivided in 3 parishes. It is one of the few municipalities of Portugal territorially discontinuous, dividing in a western portion, the parish of Vila Nova de Cacela, and an eastern portion, where the city is located and Monte Gordo. The eastern part is bordered to the north and west by the municipality of Castro Marim, to the east by the Guadiana River, which defines the border with Spain, municipality of Aiamonte, and to the south has coast in the Atlantic ocean; the western part is bordered to the north and east by Castro Marim, to the west by Tavira and to the south it has coastline in the Atlantic Ocean.
Founded in 1774, by order of the Marquis of Pombal, the city was built in less than two years on the beach near the mouth of the Guadiana.

Pombaline Historical Zone
Mother Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation
Marquês de Pombal Square
António Aleixo Cultural Center
Customs House
Largo Lutegarda de Caires
Largo António Aleixo
Zona Ribeirinha (Av. Da República)
House Parodi
Historical Archive Municipal
South Tower
Natural Reserve of the Sapal of Vila Real de Santo António
Natural Reserve of the Forest of Vila Real de Santo António
Ponta de Santo António
Sports complex
The Algarve region is a region marked by sun, fish, seafood and mountain cuisine. Along the algarve there is a great diversity of foods in the composition of the traditional gastronomy of each city and there are differences between the interior and the south.

Vila Real de Santo António is an Algarve city and its gastronomy is rich and diverse. Their dishes are made from foods from the sea, such as: conquilhas, clams, cuttlefish, tuna, cockles and sausage, but in Vila Real de Santo the king is the tuna. In this city the tuna is made in several ways, however most of the Portuguese know tuna in canned.

Tuna is essential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease; general reduction of fat in the blood; reduces the so-called "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and increases "good" cholesterol (HDL). To learn more about the benefits of tuna click.

The typical sweets from Vila Real de Santo António are: love cakes, almond tarts, Dom-Rodrigo, fig stars, morgado, carob cakes and still with the "sands".
The climate is warm and temperate.
Summer has much less rainfall than winter.
According to Köppen and Geiger the climate classification is Csa.
17.5 ° C is the average temperature.
483 mm is the average annual rainfall.
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