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A Fábrica - Cacela Velha Traditional Geocache

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SUp3rFM: Esta cache foi arquivada por falta de uma resposta atempada e/ou adequada. Relembro a secção das guidelines sobre a manutenção :

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Como owner, se tiver planos para recolocar a cache, por favor, contacte-me.

Lembro que o "desarquivamento" de uma cache, e a sua eventual consequente reactivação, passa pelo mesmo processo de análise como se fosse uma nova cache, com todas as implicações que as guidelines indicam.

Se no local existe algum container, por favor recolha-o a fim de evitar que se torne lixo (geolitter).

Abraço e obrigado,

SUp3rFM Volunteer Cache Reviewer para Portugal.

Hidden : 02/20/2007
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cacela Velha - The Fabric

Cacela is in fact two towns:

Cacela Velha - 'old' Cacela - and Vila Nova de Cacela - 'new' Cacela. Cacela Velha is a tiny, picturesque village with a fort and a church sitting on a cliff overlooking the lagoon and the sea. You can take nice walks through the country and along the lagoon shore of the Ria Formosa (at low tide) between Cacela Velha and near-by Fábrica, where is the cache. Golfers will be delighted by the  36 holes of Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima golf courses; great golf and beautiful courses with sea views and olive-lined fairways. Vila Nova de Cacela is an ordinary, unpretentious small town which has all the basic amenities including a small daily food market. Its one claim to fame is its street market, held on the 3rd Sunday of every month, which fills the entire town and temporarily doubles the population.

Cacela highlights

  • The view from the cliff wall at Cacela Velha
  • A meal overlooking the lagoon in Fábrica (local of the cache)
  • The two courses for golfers


Cacela was once open to the sea, with the mouth of the Pedra Alva river making a small harbour. It was settled in Roman times and was a centre for fish salting. During the Moorish period (7th - 13th centuries) defensive ramparts were built. Cacela was the first point in the Algarve conquered by the knights of the Order of Sant'Iago under Paio Peres Correia in 1240. It was from here that the knights aided the army of King Afonso III  in conquering and extending Portuguese rule to the whole of the rest of the Algarve by the end of the decade. Cacela was granted a town charter in 1283. The town's fortune waned with the gradual silting of the harbour and the formation of the sand barrier of the Manta Rota peninsula, causing a gradual decline in the town's population. Cacela was then devastated in the great earthquake of 1755. The village you see today dates from the end of the 18th Century.


Be aware! If you choose to show up during high tide period, you may have to wet your feet in order to catch the cache

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