Estoi

Main church of Estoi

Main church of Estoi

Click to watch the video about this village

Click to watch the video about this village

Located ten kilometres from Faro, the village of Estoi has several places of interest, such as the Roman Ruins of Milreu. At this important archaeological site, you can see, for example, a large farmhouse which was transformed into a luxury building in the 3rd Century. The Milreu Ruins were discovered in 1877 and were classified as a National Monument in 1910.

A year before, the Estoi Palace was opened, the most important example of Romanticism in the Algarve. This building, in rococo style, initially belonged to José Francisco da Silva, the 1st Viscount of the village. In 1977 it was declared a Property of Public Interest and bought by the Faro municipality ten years later. It was recently restored and adapted into a pousada.

Nearby, there is the Parish Church and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz where, every year on the 2nd of May, the Pine Cone Festival takes place, the most enthusiastic ethnographic event in the municipality of Faro. Also worth mentioning are the three nineteenth-century fountains and numerous residential buildings with traditional chimneys, parapets and roofs with double eaves.

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: country soup, marinated horse mackerel, "xarém" with wedge clams and rice pudding.