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Cacela Velha is a small village that is part of the extraordinary architectural heritage and is located in the Portuguese city of Vila Real de Santo António
Cacela arrivals, we lose ourselves in a world of single-story houses, painted a dazzling white, with the Ria Formosa at his feet.
This is surely the oldest area of the Municipality of Vila Real and had the most prominent economic activities, fishing, fish salting and salt through the exploitation of salt.
Of passage for browsers Greeks and Phoenicians, and according to some authors have been Cunistorgis, the ancient capital of Cúneos. The Romans expanded the Arabs and it gave him prestige.
Nearby one end of the Tavira Island is the Barril Beach system which belongs to islands known as the "Barrier Island".
To get to Barril Beach is necessary to cross a footbridge over the marsh and then do the remaining 2 km using a small narrow gauge train, or walking, thus opting for a healthier and more environmentally friendly move that allows also better observation of a wide variety of plant and animal species at low tide.
The Village, an old complex that a few decades ago served to accommodate the fishermen and their families that there were engaged in fishing for tuna, was recovered and is currently supported by the beach with bars and restaurants in the area in front of the dunes we can observe the Cemetery of Anchors as a witness to historical and cultural background.

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