With an elevation of 902 metres (2,959 ft) and a topographic prominence of 739 metres (2,425 ft), Fóia is the highest mountain of Algarve, Portugal. It is part of the Serra de Monchique range and is located at 37.314795°N 8.596244°W / 37.314795; -8.596244 within Monchique parish.
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.
There's a trail leading to the summit.
By elevation Fóia is
# 1 out of 336 in Algarve # 1 out of 336 in Faro # 1 out of 80 in Site of Community Importance Monchique # 1 out of 80 in Monchique Special Protection Area
By prominence Fóia is
# 1 out of 336 in Algarve # 1 out of 336 in Faro # 12 out of 3785 in Portugal # 1 out of 80 in Site of Community Importance Monchique # 1 out of 80 in Monchique Special Protection Area # 9 out of 12060 in the Portugal and Galicia
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