Rua dos Pescadores is the oldest historical heritage of Salema. And the several old images depicted in a number of restaurants in this village are the proof of that.
Salema’s human past goes back to a Prehistoric time with about 8 thousand years as confirmed by the archaeological remains found in the vicinity of this village. The Romans have also left behind significant evidences of their preference for this area.
By preserving its unique, diversified Natural, Cultural and Landscape Heritage, the village of Salema presents itself as an authentic gem between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
In this secret village, still protected from crowds, where life is simple and serenity is queen, there is a small treasure with millions of years. Footprints from dinosaurs that inhabited this region more than 140 million years ago!
There are dozens of footprints spread around Praia da Salema and Praia Santa. First footprints were found 20 years ago in Praia da Salema, but this fact is still unknown to many Algarve residents.
Access to footprints in Praia Santa is much more difficult and winding. And please note that you will not discover these footprints without being accompanied by a guide.