Barão de São João is a rural parish in the municipality of Lagos and it’s located in the extreme northwest of the municipality, bounded to the north by the parish of Bordeira (Aljezur municipality); on the east by the parish of Bensafrim (municipality of Lagos), the South by the parishes of São Sebastião and Luz, and to the West by the parishes of Barão de São Miguel, Budens and Vila do Bispo (municipality of Vila do Bispo).

Barão de São João, Lagos, Algarve
Typical street in Barão de São João – photo credits (cc) muffinn

This rural and quiet village is characterised by its typical calcium oxide-painted white houses with coloured bars around windows and doors, and the traditional Algarve’s chimneys showing off the Moorish influence. Not only due to the proximity with the North of Africa, but also from the many years involving Moorish occupancy of the Algarve region.