Lagos has a colourful history over the centuries. The current name of the town derives from the Roman Lacobriga. Prominent in the town square is the statue to Henry the Navigator (you’ll find he crops up all around the area). The amazing thing about the square is the way the tiles have been laid to create an illusion of waves.. If you stand at the edge of the square looking towards Henry’s statue the floor seems to undulate!


It is possible to walk the city walls and the museum, where you will find a variety of items including Roman artefacts and jars containing unusual zoological specimens, and the church of Santo Antonio are worth a visit.