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FLIGHTS TO LAGOS - LAGOS FLIGHTS

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    6 hours 45 mint | Direct Flight
    Depart 21:30 London: Heathrow (LHR)
    Arrive 05:15 Lagos: Murtala Muhammed (LOS)
    6 hours 45 mint | Direct Flight
    Depart 12:45 Lagos: Murtala Muhammed (LOS)
    Arrive 18:30 London: Heathrow (LHR)
    Total flight price
    £210.00 Exc. tax
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  • Attracting Places
    6 hours 45 mint | Direct Flight
    Depart 21:30 London: Heathrow (LHR)
    Arrive 05:15 Lagos: Murtala Muhammed (LOS)
    6 hours 45 mint | Direct Flight
    Depart 12:45 Lagos: Murtala Muhammed (LOS)
    Arrive 18:30 London: Heathrow (LHR)
    Total flight price
    £230.00 Exc. tax
    Book Now

Cheap Flights To Lagos

Lagos is a great town in the western Algarve that can be safely enjoyed by all age groups. It is full of historical interest with its ancestry back as far as 2000 BC when it was known as Lacobriga. Lagos has always had a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, and then, during the 15th century, was the basis for "travel in Discoveries" initiated by Henry the Navigator when trade between Africa and Portugal brought much wealth into the city.

The older part of Lagos is still encircled by a city wall built in the 16th century when it was the residence of the governors of the Algarve and the fort of Ponta da Bandeira, by Batata Beach is part of the 17th century fortifications that were added to protect the city. Behind (opposite side of the road) is Porta de São Gonçalo (St.Gonçalo port), with a tower on each side and just to the right of this is the Governors' Castle (of Arab construction).

Walk along the cobbled street at the back of the square just past the Santa Maria church and you will come to the famous Lagos' golden church "of St. Anthony, which was built in 1769 - the entrance to this church is through the museum in the side and both the museum and the church is well worth visiting. On the opposite side to the churches is "Slave Market" from the 15th century, where the slaves came back from the discovery trips were sold. There is another church, St. Sebastian, dating from the 14th to the 16th century, situated on a hill just behind the fish market with amazing views over Lagos bay.

Lagos is indeed full of history, but it is also a vibrant city with lots going on - the next square along, center of town, is the Praça de Gil Eanes and this is often the setting for evening entertainment throughout the year - a comic unicyclist, live music or a medieval fair are just some of the events we have had. If Portugal playing football, or there is a big competition, the cafes will have up the big screens in the square and everyone goes in tension.

In order to explore a little further, continue along Avenida dos Descobrimentos (avenue of discovery) that runs along the water front and you will come to the very modern, Lagos Marina. There is a footbridge across the river Bensafrim to the marina which, at one of Lagos' windy days, can be a very blowy walk, but you get a lovely view of the city and "craft" in the harbor! The 450 + berth marina, which has both Euromarina Anchor Award and the Blue Flag award, has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy, all with a fantastic view of the "boats"!

If you ask for directions in Lagos, you will almost certainly be addressed with the help of the various roundabouts! The first one at the entrance to Lagos is very obvious that the "Ship" roundabout (tourist office is nearby). The "Ball" roundabout (a very large black ball) is on top of the hill at the far end of Avenida dos Descobrimentos, past the fire station - on the way to Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade and Porto de Mos. The third "landmark" is "The Chairs" (7 large plexiglass chairs that are lit up at night!), This up the hill past the Lidl supermarket on the opposite side of town to the "Ball".

While we're on the topic supermarkets - Lagos is very well laid out - see our Useful information for location and hours of the main supermarkets. There are lots of mini mercados dotted around and they stock a very wide range of products, just the same way as the big supermarkets, and for vegetarians - very now stocking some soy and tofu products.

There is a daily market in the newly renovated fish market closer to town - all fresh seafood is downstairs and upstairs there are market stalls full of fruit, vegetables, dried fruits and canned food and even fresh bread. The top floor has a restaurant and a great view over the bay of Lagos.

Lagos has some amazing views, it must be said! From Ponte da Piedade (front of the lighthouse), you get a great view of the sweeping sandy bay of Lagos with the Monchique mountains in the background, and you can see all the way to Sagres in the west and east of Albufeira in the past.