Tavira is one of the most architecturally attractive towns in the Algarve. Tuna fishing Had a great importance in the past. The trading port of the river Gilão had also great significance. However, the fishing and the trade began to fall behind. Today, tourism revived the city. Beautifully renovated houses, palaces, churches and especially the river Gilão flowing through the city, dominate the cityscape. On the banks of the Gilão a very beautiful tree-lined promenade attracts along with benches, bandstand, a renovated indoor market with many shops and restaurants. On the other side, separated by a Cobblestoned road, you will find pretty little restaurants offering local specialties, fresh from the sea.