CABANAS DE TAVIRA

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The history of Cabanas is connected to the commercial tuna fishery. Around 1734, during the “Armação dos Mares de Tavira”, the first cabanas (cottages or fishing huts), important for storage and maintenance of equipment, as well as accommodating the fishers, were constructed. These huts were located along the beach, and the locals began to refer to them as the “Cabanas da Armação”(tackle huts). For over twenty years there were references to the Cabanas, but usually referring to seasonal activities. The first birth in the area was outside the fishing season, around 1757, and the following year, the municipal council conceded the first land tenure in the Cabanas de Armação. Following this date the first inhabitants began to construct permanent residences in the area.

Cabanas de Tavira is a young civil parish in the municipality of Tavira, de-annexed from the neighbouring parish of Conceição on 20 June 1997. Its seat, in the village of Cabanas, was recently elevated to the status of vila or town, on 19 April 2001.

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