City of Albufeira (Faro District)

The city of Albufeira is included to the region Faro District and to the district Albufeira

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Located on the southern coast of Portugal, in the province of Algarve, Albufeira is a coastal town, formerly a fishing village, best known for its summer, tourist and festive life. Translucent water, fine sand, sand-colored rock and in the distance, if you arrive by the sea, a multitude of small low houses painted in white, here are in a few words the decoration of Albufeira that one compare to some cities of the French Riviera for its glittery side and the small Greek islands for its heavenly charm. Yes, if you decide to go to Albufeira, do not be surprised to meet some Portuguese celebrities, it is here that most of them come to stay in Albufeira. Or take a vacation in their secondary homes. Thus, Albufeira enjoys a wonderful climate with more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year, keeps track of its past small fishing town, but is today a beacon of tourism and jet set european © enne.

Points of interests / things to see

Albufeira, city of Portuguese stars

Today, Albufeira is first and foremost famous for its glittery summer and those crazy nights of festivities. It is here that the holidays, Portuguese stars and European stars from cinema, television and football come together for one summer. What was a small fishing town has thus turned into a landmark party and jet set. Thus, the central square that previously hosted a small fish market is now a large car park that turns into forecourt for concerts and other events. At its center stands a podium on which rise stars of the song and stars of a night. However, the place has lost nothing of its heavenly character. It is not by chance that it welcomes every year so many visitors. Indeed, what strikes at first sight is the translucent water that borders the entire coast and which is difficult to resist. The beaches are numerous and enjoyable in and around Albufeira. To escape the world a little, you just have to find a small cove wedged between two rocks formed by erosion. The region offers beautiful natural panoramas that tourism has not managed to spoil. The clear sand-colored rock combines with the turquoise waters and forms sumptuous decorations throughout the year.

Aquatic paradise

Thus, Albufeira is a jewel above all for the nautical and beach activities. The beaches of the coastal city extend for more than 30 kilometers all along the Portuguese coast and are divided into about 25 sandbars of fine and clear sand. Each beach has its particularity and its atmosphere, from the large, long and thin beach on which one can take long walks with the feet in the water taking advantage of the hot air and the unobstructed view of the whole bay like the Praia dos Salgados or Praia da Galé, with small creeks drawn in the rocks, overlooking blue lagoons where it is good to swim in all tranquility, as in Praia dos Aveiros, to each one his taste and his envy. From the most popular beaches to the most intimate, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, everyone will find happiness in this city full of natural treasures. In addition, this part of the Portuguese coast is extremely well protected and therefore very clean. The beaches and the sea strike by their purity in this small town of Albufeira. It is therefore a pleasure to experiment with all types of water and aquatic sports. At each age his pleasures, from relaxation to golf initiation, to surfing, you can try everything for one summer. For this, nothing complicated, the beach and the swimming are in any way the two classic balneal activities of this city sacred most tourist city of Portugal. The main beach offers a variety of water sports, including parasailing, jet skiing and kayaking. We can also meet some surfers on this part of the coast which offers, thanks to the wind coming from the east, great waves which will delight the followers of the glide. To discover this activity many courses are offered by the different beaches of the bay for both beginners and surfers more confirmed. Lounging is perhaps the most recommended activity in this place and during the summer period!

Albufeira the insomniac

If the beach gives to see young and old in perfect state of rest and relaxation, it is because the night is in full swing in Albufeira! It's hard to miss this intense nightlife when you visit this lively and popular part of the Portuguese tourist coast. Every evening, the little town is adorned with its party clothes. First, it is the multiple restaurants that will liven up your evenings, then at night, bars, pubs and clubs fill up. During the summer period, many concerts and events are proposed by these different places including outdoor. Going from bars to bars, you can party as much as you like to enjoy all the musical atmospheres while sipping cocktails from the most classic to the most eccentric. The discotheques are a little out of town, you have to get there by shuttle or by car. The most famous of these is called Kadok, offering different atmospheres and tracks and in particular a large space to celebrate under the sky. The "beach parties" are also famous in this region the summer and allow you to dance feet in the sand or in the water until the early morning on frantic rhythms s. Dating lovers will not be disappointed by Albufeira as they join a dynamic and festive youth throughout the year.

The old Town

To discover the richness of Albufeira, you can also walk in these paved and animated lanes. Bordered by restaurants and small taverns, these streets are also full of historical riches and pretty fountains. Albufeira has many churches with simple, rather neo-classical, architectural style, large white and sober facades, doors surrounded by light-colored stones, and very steeples too. sober. These pretty buildings line the city promenade. In particular, the Torre do Relógio is the real center of Albufeira, drawing its silhouette when one arrives by the sea. Its bell tower dominates the city with its big clock and when one goes up, one can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the bay. Similarly, the Alfombra Municipal Museum of Archeology offers you to discover a small collection of artifacts relating the history of the region, dating from the pre-history to the seventeenth century. century passing through the Roman and Moorish period.

Historical wealth

If Albufeira is place of celebration and idleness, it is nonetheless a city with a rich and interesting past, housing buildings with exciting history. Albufeira is divided into two parts: the old town and the new town called the Strip. You can discover a stroll through the charming cobbled alleys of the old town. 12th century building, old Moorish castle, Castelo de Almoáda de Paderne. Partly in ruins, this old castle is tinged with beautiful colors and warm when visiting at sunset. These are the Berbers who built this building which has been destroyed several times over the centuries. Leaving the edge of the sea or the pool for a while, it is pleasant to walk there because the castle is in an isolated countryside, nestled at the top of a hill that dominates a deep © e valley. The vegetation is mediterranean, you will come across olive trees, figs and carob trees, which is the origin of the keratin. It is by a nice small footpath that we join the ruins of this medieval castle. The area is classified by the nearby Conservation Institute. Thus, the tower of the castle and the ramparts are partly in ruins but it gives the landscape a little more poetry and beauty. The old chapel Nossa Senhora do Castelo is perhaps the prettiest part of this building to discover. It is nice to leave for a moment the crowded beaches of a city that never sleeps to get refreshed at the top of the mountains in the heart of a Mediterranean vegetation. In summer, do not forget to bring drinks when you engage in this type of walk.

The old Town

To discover the richness of Albufeira, you can also walk in these paved and animated lanes. Bordered by restaurants and small taverns, these streets are also full of historical riches and pretty fountains. Albufeira has many churches with simple, rather neo-classical, architectural style, large white and sober facades, doors surrounded by light-colored stones, and very steeples too. sober. These pretty buildings line the city promenade. In particular, the Torre do Relógio is the real center of Albufeira, drawing its silhouette when one arrives by the sea. Its bell tower dominates the city with its big clock and when one goes up, one can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the bay. Similarly, the Alfombra Municipal Museum of Archeology offers you to discover a small collection of artifacts relating the history of the region, dating from the pre-history to the seventeenth century. century passing through the Roman and Moorish period.

Not to miss

Although Albufeira is unquestionably the glittering little star of the Portuguese side, welcoming celebrities and youth in quest of festivities and meetings, the city has kept the charm of its traditions . The craftsmanship has survived and is still representative of the region today. Many small markets and markets offer to discover the local craftsmanship. Obviously, each region also has its culinary specialties. And, in this, Albufeira does not escape the rule. A former fishing port, the city offers a wide range of fish and seafood dishes, including the famous cataplana and delicious grilled sardines, which are even tastier with few lemon juice and tasted at the seaside. Many restaurants in the city participate each year in the festival of gastronomy of Albufeira to discover their specialties in the part of a warm competition.

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Vacation rentals in Albufeira (Faro District)

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Albufeira time
Timezone
UTC +:00 (Europe/Lisbon)
Summer time UTC --1:00
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Country :
Portugal
Locality :
Albufeira
Administrative area 1 :
Faro District
Administrative area 2 :
Albufeira
Country code :
PT
Latitude :
37.0890719
Longitude :
-8.2478796

Surrounding towns

  • Loulé ~21 km
  • Quarteira ~13 km
  • Lagoa ~19 km
  • São Bartolomeu de Messines ~19 km
  • Silves ~20 km
  • Guia ~6 km
  • Boliqueime ~10 km
  • Carvoeiro ~20 km
  • Porches ~14 km
  • Olhos de Água ~6 km

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How to get there ?

How to get there...

All that remains is knowing how to reach this little corner of heaven and great sea. If you come from abroad to Albufeira, without your own vehicle, you will be forced to use local transport to get around and discover the surroundings. The Faro International Airport is the most modern and the most frequented by tourists from Portugal, it is about 35 kilometers from Albufeira that you can reach with shuttles, taxis or by renting your own vehicle. Several coach companies offer interesting offers to allow you to move easily in the Algarve region. From Faro Airport to Albufeira, it is always necessary to take the first bus 14 or bus 16 at the airport terminal to reach the coast. You can also decide to inform yourself on the spot at the tourist office of the airport. Finally, it is possible to travel by train to Albufeira. The nearest station is located 5 kilometers north of the city and transfers are then proposed to join the coast easily. On site, it is fashionable to move on foot or bike because the streets are narrow and traffic sometimes complicated!

Albufeira city hall

City hall address
Municipal Council of Albufeira
R. do Município ES, 8200-077 Albufeira, Portugal
City hall phone number
+351 289 599 500
City hall location
Latitude
37.0900981
Longitude
-8.2456961
Opening hours
Monday
09:00 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 16:00
Thursday
09:00 16:00
Friday
09:00 16:00
Web site
http://www.cm-albufeira.pt/

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