There is no cinema in Albufeira itself.

 However, there is a nine screen cinema at Algarve Shopping, a large retail mall about 4 miles / 7km from the old town and a little further from the Montechoro and Oura areas. Algarve Shopping is on the N125 road about 1 mile /1.6km) east of the village of Guia.

Most films are of English or American origin. All films are shown in the original language with Portguese subtitles, except some children's films. If you see V.Port or V.P the soundtrack will be in Portuguese. Some films are also shown in 3D.

The cinema opens at lunchtime with several shows daily. At weekends the last show is around midnight.

Admission is €5,50 or €6,50 with €2 extra for a 3D film.

 Programme information can be found at and

 The latter site also lists the original (ie English) title of the film, with a link to the Internet Movie Database website for further information and reviews, in English.

You may see this type of listing : Dom 4ª  21h10Sáb 21h10 23h40

2ª = Monday, 3ª = Tuesday etc, Sáb. = Saturday and Dom. = Sunday. 21h10 or 23h40 being the time the programme starts.

Programme information includes age ratings of which there are three : M6 means no-one under 6 years old admitted, M12 no-one under 12 and M16 no-one under 16. Adult films are normally rated M16.

 Public transport to and from Algarve Shopping is very poor and is not available in the evenings.

 Details at

A taxi from Albufeira will cost 8 - 10 Euros depending on starting point. There is a taxi rank at the mall for the trip back.

 There is a huge free car park.


Albufeira has a municipal museum of local history and archaelogy, also a museum of religious art. Both are in the old town.

Details of opening times, prices etc  are on this website page in English

Art galleries

Albufeira has a municipal art gallery next to the town hall. There is another gallery, the Samora Barros Art Gallery, in the old town square. Both galleries host themed exhibitions and shows throughout the year.

 Details of opening times etc  are at

 Shopping centres and malls

 Algarve Shopping (4 miles / 7km from town) has about 100 shops including  FNAC (books, cameras, computers, TV, DVD etc)    ZARA,    CONTINENTE (hypermarket),   WORTEN (Home electricals, computers, cameras, games), TIMBERLAND, TIFFOSI KIDS,    BERSHKA,   PEPE JEANS, C&A, (fashions)   NEW GAME (video and gaming),    A LOJA DO GATO PRETO (upmarket home furnishing),   ERICEIRA SURF SHOP, SPORTZONE and   BLUEBIRD (watches and jewellery) and many, many more.

There is a large food court upstairs.

 The shops are open until 2300hrs, extended to midnight during July and August, also the first two weeks of December.

Their website is and is now also mostly also in English.

 A free bus operates three times a day, mid-March to mid-October, on weekdays only from several hotels in Olhos D'Agua and Albufeira. It does not run at weekends nor on public holidays.There are also public buses from Albufeira's main bus station, but this is inconveniently situated for most visitors.

 Details of both at

A taxi from Albufeira will cost 8 - 10 Euros depending on starting point. There is a taxi rank at the mall for the trip back to town.

There is of course a huge free car park.

 Cliff Richard Winery - Adega do Cantor

This is near Algarve Shopping. Visits have to be booked in advance - see their website

 Indoor Karting at the Albufeira Marina

In summer every day, in winter on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the underground car park. See their website