The historic village of Querença, founded by templar, one of the most traditional villages of the Algarve because of its countryside sights, gastronomy and cultural assets of inland Algarve. This special place in the countryside between the “barrocal” and mountains offers a great beauty.
Enjoy relaxing sights, hills and tranquil beauty.
Visit the Querença church (built in the 16th century), restaurants and cafes of the village. Water Museum and Manuel Viegas Guerreiro Foundation.
Enjoy the protected landscape through several hiking/pedestrian trails: PR11 LLE Amendoeira (8 km), PR16 LLE Fonte Benémola (4,5 km), link to the Via Algarviana, 7 Fontes PR12 LLE (9 km), PR18 LLE Rocha da Pena (4,7 km);
Bicycle trails, BTT or short walks around the villages of Querença, Tor, Alte, Salir, Amendoeira, Benémola fountain (protected landscape), Cerro dos Negros, Roman road, among other beautiful places.
Visit Loulé market town, Salir, Alte, Tor.
The Loulé traditional market (rebuilt XIX century), Loulé castle (XIII century), museums, shops, traditional arts and crafts workshops (Loulé Criativo), cinema, traditional streets, among others.
Taste the good gastronomy of the region in Querença, Loulé, São Romão and São Brás restaurants.
From Loulé visit São Brás de Alportel (inland Algarve) 10 minutes drive and the Algarve coast Vilamoura (Marina de Vilamoura), Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, 15 minutes drive, Albufeira, Portimão (western Algarve) and Tavira (eastern Algarve) are places worth to visit.