SaoBras in the Algarve

Sao Bras

São Brás de Alportel, in common with much of the Algarve, was a settlement in Roman times and later inhabited by the Moors. It was the birthplace of Moorish poet Ibne Ammar in the 12th century.

It was also a popular retreat for the bishops of the Algarve - somewhere for them to escape from the heat of the city during the hot summer months and during the 17th century an Episcopal palace was built for their use.(This has seen several changes of use over the years and is no longer in use by the bishops.)

Originally the wealth of the town was from cork production - it was the biggest cork producing centre in Portugal - and in 1914 it was made a municipality due to the economic importance of the area. Unfortunately, over the years, the cork production industry has moved to the centre and north of Portugal, leaving São Brás more reliant on tourism and crafts.

Source: Sao Bras Uncovered

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In and Around Sao Bras

                            Municipal the Algarve

See Sao Bras holiday
rental properties HERE

Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de Santo Antonio Castro Marim Olhao Tavira Sao Bras de Alportel Faro Alcoutim Loule Silves Lagoa Portimao Monchique Lagos Vila do Bispo Aljezur Albufeira

Principal parishes & towns in the County of Sao Bras 
    São Brás de Alportel