Cachopo

Partial view of Cachopo

Partial view of Cachopo

Click to watch the video about this village

Click to watch the video about this village

Cachopo is considered the most typical village of the northeast Algarve. Its typicality comes from the houses, with their shale or whitewashed walls, the community ovens, threshing floors and furnaces, the “lacy” chimneys and the windmills, some in ruins and others converted into dwellings.

Another characteristic of this parish in the municipality of Tavira are buildings dating back to prehistoric times and commonly known as palheiros. Made of stone with roofs of thatch or reeds, they are used to store animal feed.

You can also observe two dolmens, which bear witness to human occupation during the Neolithic period. The Fonte Férrea leisure park is another place which is worth visiting, as is the Santo Estêvão Parish Church, dating from 1535.

The strong identity of the country village of Cachopo, which is expressed in the production of honey and cork, the local crafts, such as saddler, blacksmith and weavers, and in several annual festivals, is also worth discovering.

We invite you to take the virtual tour, through the video on the left and the pages which reveal the secrets of some of the recipes that make up the gastronomic heritage of this village: purslane soup, garlic "acorda", chick-pea stew and honey cake.