Granada boasts the Alhambra which is considered one of the 10 Wonders of the World. It is a large castle built over centuries. It is Spains most visited monument with in excess of 8000 visitors per day.
The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. It is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal. Towards the east of this area is the Church of St Lourenco outside the village of Almancil. It boasts the most beautiful blue and white wall tiles. These tiles depict the story of St Lourenco who used money from the Catholic Church to help the poor until he was caught by the Romans. Tavira is sometimes called the Venice of the Algarve because it straddles the River Gilao.
It is home to Roman Bridges, Renaissance Castles and historical monuments. Tavira Castle is the most famous amongst them and it is thought to date back to Neolithic days. Towards the western side is the historic town of Silves. This picturesque town hosts the largest and best preserved Castle in the Algarve. A walk around the walls reveals amazing views of the town and the surrounding countryside.