Come and learn the tuna story
In the Tuna Fish Tour you will have everything you can have in the Tour 60min, and much more about Tavira heritage, you go further, we will guide you to the Arraial Ferreira Neto to learn about the history of tuna fishing in the coast of the Algarve where you will discover how this old fishing community established here during the decade of the 40's. Throughout the tour you will get to know the history of tuna fishing in the world and also in Portugal. This is the only fishermen village of this kind in the whole country. As we explore it and visit places like the elementary school, the chapel, the former industrial and the residential area, you will discover how this community of fisherman lived. You will be delighted by the surrounding landscape and the flamingos you see along the road. From this point we have lovely views over the saltpans, the marshlands, the beautiful city of Tavira, the islands of Tavira and Cabanas and everything else that the eye can reach until the city of Vila Real de Santo António. Following towards the Tuna Museum, where you'll see a model of the almadrava, referred to by the Arabs as the bullfighting of the sea and you'll discover how tuna was caught using a complex system of nets anchored on the sea bed. An interesting video will enable you to relive the past of this ancient art. This is where the tour to Arraial Ferreira Neto ends, a site classified as a National Trust Building.