Lagos is a major port and historically one of the region's most interesting cities.
It has style, with its sleek boats, designer boutiques and paved promenades. Prince Henry the Navigator made Lagos his headquarters but his palace was lost forever in the Great Earthquake of 1755.
Essentially now an important tourist town there are still many architectural signs of its ancient past, even a building dating originally back to around 1445 which is recorded as being Europe’s first building used as a slave market. The walls of the town in the most part remain after sections were restored. Attached to the famous 17th Century "gold" church of Santo António there is a small museum of regional items, some of which are quite odd!
Fabulous beaches and coves, an historic town with great shopping in its quiet cobbled back streets combine to make the town one of the most sought after resorts on the coast.