During the French occupation of the Algarve by Napoleon’s soldiers, during the Peninsular Wars, a rebellion occurred in Olhaõ on 16 June 1808, resulting in the eventual expulsion of the French from Olhão and later the entire Algarve.
A month later, 17 fishermen set out for Brazil on a caique named Bom Sucesso, hoping to persuade the Portuguese Royal family to return to Portugal. A replica of this vessel is moored up by the market buildings in Olhão .
|Arriving in Rio de Janeiro|
Walking through the narrow streets of Moorish style houses you soon reach the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, built in 1698, when it was the first stone building in Olhão.
|A stork looking out of its nest|
There are many beautiful balconies in Olhão.
And several shabby, fascinating doors.