"Nestled north of Vilamora is the charming whitewashed village of Alte, where the Algarve’s rural way of life remains unspoilt. Those seeking breathtaking scenery will be stirred by the picturesque setting of this landscape, with rolling hills sweeping out to the horizon."
Floating on a hillside in the Serra Do Galdeirao region, Alte is arguably one of the prettiest villages in the Algarve. With just 500 residents, this peaceful hamlet is the perfect relaxation retreat for escaping the crowds of the coast. Remnants of the Algarve’s Moorish heritage can be found here, by way of rooftops adorned with Filigree lattice chimneys, and elaborate Manueline architecture can be appreciated at the 16th century Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, which has baptismal fonts and a gilded altarpiece. The chapel of Sao Sebastiao is well worth a visit to look at the Sevillian azulejos - beautiful and rare 16th century painted ceramic tiles. A meander past the church takes you to the leafy surroundings of the River Alte cloaked by gently overhanging trees – the ideal spot for a leisurely afternoon picnic.
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