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Address: Rua de Nossa Senhora de la Piedade, Loule, Portugal

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Usual tourist fare

Took a 3 hour excursion to Loule including the market. About an hour for the market and an hour for the town is long enough. Didn't buy anything at the gypsy market but there was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Bishops Stortford
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Loule gypsy market is a must visit on your holidays. It is a really lovely half day out with so much to see

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the market on a boiling summer morning and we're greeted with knock-off fakes on 95% of the stalls. Most stallholders spoke broken English. Were in and out within 20 mins. Wouldn't recommend it unless you want to buy cheap (€5) knock-off fake goods. Same market as Quarteira too.

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Camborne, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely day out in Loule with friends and family, drove there in two cars. A typical small town cafe atmosphere. Great value for everything we bought from the market and shops, nothing but gentle friendly service. So that's that said. However I would not advocate going to Loule due to a contrived rip off exploitation of tourists by... More 

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Sherfield on Loddon
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This market is pretty poor. It took us about 10 minutes to walk around it. BUT, we did this as a trip through the First Choice rep in the hotel and on the basis that you get a couple of hours to wander around the beautiful streets of Loule, browse the shops, and stroll around the food market, so it's... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Took a 3 hour excursion to Loule including the market. About an hour for the market and an hour for the town is long enough. Didn't buy anything at the gypsy market but there was a good local craft shop in the high street in the town.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We spent a morning at this market, as a trip organised by the tour people. Its a lovely little town and if we had more time I am sure it would be lovely to walk round. The market is what I would call a snid/knock off market, branded names that are not real - there are bargains to have, and... More 

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The market seemed to have had a slight facelift this year but still fun with plenty of bartering opportunities with the locals.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited this "tourist attraction" yesterday, what can I say! All you get with every step it "very nice, you buy, 5euro" I actually had men pulling my arm as I walked past saying "Rolex watch, 5 euro" literally everything is a cheap knock off. If you glance at something for more then a second the stall holder harasses you, I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This market was sold to us as a 'trip' (no where advertised was it called a very small gypsy market) ... took 90 minutes to get there from Albufeira. We were given 3 hours til pick up, we only spent an hour in the market. It was mostly poor quality rip-off tshirts, boxers, handbags, sunglasses etc at €5 each. There... More 

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Loule, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The market is full of copy handbags,tee shirts and shoes. Very busy with bargain hunters ! The stall holders can be a bit intimidating just stick to the price you want to pay and walk away if your getting no where and the I have 6 children to feed story is used!! You can get a good coffee and bite... More 

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Address: Rua de Nossa Senhora de la Piedade, Loule, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Loule

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