|Alvor, Portimão - Algarve - PORTUGAL|
Alvor is a civil parish in the municipality of Portimão, in the southern Algarve, Portugal. It was founded in 436 by the Carthaginian General Aníbal Barca as a commercial port, which he named Portus Hannibali. Taken by the Moors in 716, the settlement began to be referred to as Albur, and gained an impressive castle. Alvor is now a very popular holiday location, the enclosed narrow streets have kept development to a minimum. Many of these streets now boast bars with live music and different types of restaurants.