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Monchique is a municipality of southern Portugal, in Faro District (province of Algarve).

Monchique is located 13 miles south of Saboia station on the Lisbon-Faro railway, in the Serra de Monchique, which rise on the west to 2963 ft. There are hot sulfur springs, with baths and a sanatorium 4 m. south in 'Caldas de Monchique' (Spring of Monchique).

Wheat, millet, rye, beans, oranges, wine, olive oil and chestnuts are the chief products. There is a woolen factory and medronho, a local brew made from distilled medronho berries (Arbutus/Strawberry Tree), is produced.

Caldas de Monchique is a spa town in the Monchique Mountains in the Algarve region of Portugal. It has been famous for its waters, which supposedly have healing properties, since Roman times.

The Serra de Monchique (Monchique Mountains) is a chain of mountains in the western part of the Algarve region of Portugal.

With an altitude 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 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.