Paderne is a beautiful little village, situated on a hillside, topped with Cypress trees and a lovely church. Surrounded by stunning countryside, ideal for walking with it’s many trails. The village has a 13th Century Moorish Castle approximately 2km from the centre and an 18th Century bridge built over 3 arches. The centre of the village has most things that one needs, i.e, post office, pharmacy, petrol station, hardware shop, small shops with selling locally-grown produce, cafes, good restaurants and a regular bus service which will take you to Albufeira and the coast, only 11kms away. It also goes through the town of Ferreiras which has a large supermarket and the nearest train station with regular services to Lisbon & Faro.