Armação de Pêra

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Armação de Pêra
Beach of Armação de Pêra
Beach of Armação de Pêra
Coat of arms of Armação de Pêra
Coat of arms
Armação de Pêra is located in Portugal
Armação de Pêra
Armação de Pêra
Location within Portugal
Coordinates: 37°6′15″N 8°21′46″W / 37.10417°N 8.36278°W / 37.10417; -8.36278
Country Portugal
District Algarve
Municipality Silves
Parish Armação de Pêra
 • Total 9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,770
 • Density 412.0/km2 (1,067/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Area code(s) 8365

Armação de Pêra is a Portuguese parish (freguesia) in the municipality of Silves.[1] The village used to be called Pêra de Baixo or Lower Pêra[2] to distinguish it from the present Pêra, which was then named Pêra de Cima or Upper Pêra.[3]

The village of Armação de Pêra is, today, a popular tourist center with fine beaches, hotels, cafés and restaurants.[3] The village is on a broad bay that stretches from Pont da Galé to Senhora da Rocha. Its beaches[4] extend from Praia dos Pescadores[4] or the Fishermans Beach, to Salomão beach,[4] including those of Maré Grande[4] and Beijinhos.[3]

The village is one of the last places in the region where fishing boats are launched from and recovered to the actual beach. There is no harbour.


The village is 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) southeast of Silves, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Alcantarilha, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from Pêra and 264 kilometres (164 mi) south south east of Lisbon.[3]




  1. ^ Detail Regional Map, Algarve- Southern Portugal, ISBN 3-8297-6235-6
  2. ^ Grande enciclopédia portuguesa e brasileira: Actualização, Publisher: Zairol (1998) ISBN 972-9362-16-5
  3. ^ a b c d Silves, Tourist Guide to the town and Borough, By J.D. Garcia Domingues,: Empresa Litográfica Do Sul, S.A.
  4. ^ a b c d Algarve Spiral Guide:AA Publishing:ISBN 0-7495-3209-2

Coordinates: 37°06′N 8°22′W / 37.100°N 8.367°W / 37.100; -8.367