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What does Monchique mean?

Monchique ( Portuguese pronunciation: [mõˈʃik (ɨ)] ( listen)) is a municipality of southern Portugal, in Faro District (province of Algarve). The population in 2011 was 6,045, in an area of 395.30 km 2. The Municipality of Monchique is situated in the Serra de Monchique and together with the town of Monchique is a tourist destination.

What to do in Monchique?

The Municipality of Monchique is situated in the Serra de Monchique and together with the town of Monchique is a tourist destination. Attractions include a historic town centre, views from the two peaks of Foia and Picota, hiking, bird watching and biking.

What is the Serra de Monchique?

View of the Serra de Monchique. The Serra de Monchique (Monchique Range) is a chain of mountains in the western part of the Algarve region of Portugal, about 20 km inshore. The chains highest point is the peak of Fóia, at 902 m. 774 m high Picota is another notable peak.

What is the Monchique Range in Spain?

The Monchique Range is the southwesternmost mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula. It is covered in forest and parts of the range have been transformed into eucalyptus, pine and acacia plantations which are detrimental to the native forest cover. The range is named after the town of Monchique, located in the area.

Where is Monchique located?

Monchique is a town of around 6.000 people, in the Faro district, in Portugal. The town resides in between the Algarve and Alentejo region and is surrounded by mountains and forest land. | Sign up to our newsletter and discover all about the other parts of beautiful Portugal.

What to do in Monchique?

The Municipality of Monchique is situated in the Serra de Monchique and together with the town of Monchique is a tourist destination. Attractions include a historic town centre, views from the two peaks of Foia and Picota, hiking, bird watching and biking.

What is the Serra de Monchique?

The Serra de Monchique is a fairly broad range of steep, wooded hills and valleys stretching from Sao Marcos de Serra to Aljezur across north of the Algarve and into the southern Alentejo. Historically it formed a natural barrier between the peoples of the Algarve and the rest of Portugal.

What is the best time of year to visit Monchique?

Monchique’s location in the Algarve region, in southern Portugal, means its climate is very Mediterranean year-round. The city experiences dry periods from May through to September, with the warmest month being July and the driest month August. The coolest month is January, which is also often the wettest month.

When to visit Monchique? Monchique is unique in that it doesn’t really suffer from seasonality. During the summer it offers a cool and sometimes windy place to hideaway from the sun-baked coast. In the winter, although chilly, you’ll find warm fires, hearty food and cosy restaurants to warm up after hiking.

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