It is located 13 miles south of Saboia station on the Lisbon-Faro railway. Monchique is one of the main Portuguese health-resorts, finely situated among the wooded heights of the Serra de Monchique, which rise on the west to 2963 ft. There are hot sulfur springs, with baths and a sanatorium 4 m. south in ‘Caldas de Monchique’ (Spring of Monchique). Wheat, millet, rye, beans, oranges, wine, olive oil and chestnuts are the chief products. There is a woolen factory and medronho, a local brew made from distilled medronho berries (Arbutus/Strawberry Tree), is produced. Originally created in back room stills, medronho is now a commercial product chiefly in Silves and Monchique.
* Fóia, highest mountain in Algarve – There is a paved road right to the summit which is topped by several telecommunication facilities including the Radar Station N°1 of the Portuguese Air Force. On a clear day the Atlantic Ocean is visible.
* Nossa Senhora do Desterro Convent
* Monchique Church or Nossa Senhora da Conceição Church
* Saint Anthony Chapel
* Parish Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation
Monchique. Photo by Sverrir Mirdsson
Marmelete, Monchique. Photo by RHaworth
Capela de Santo António, Marmelete, Monchique. Photo by RHaworth
Nossa Senhora da Encarnação, Marmelete, Monchique. Photo by RHaworth