A history of
Situated in the extreme south-west of the European continent, was deeply influenced by contact established with the Mediterranean and other continents.
The first people coming from the Mediterranean were the Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians. Later also the Romans occupied the town, which they named Lacóbriga (hence its current name - Lagos). The Mediterranean influence was enhanced by the presence of the Arab people that conquered the city (about century. VIII) and protected with walls.
During the first half of the century. XIII, during the Reconquista, the Arab people were definitively expelled from the southern region, which has been given the name of Algarve, which is why the Kings called themselves kings of Portugal and the Algarve.