Centro Histórico de Albufeira

Centro Histórico de Albufeira

Centro Histórico de Albufeira
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majeo
Miami, FL2,843 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The old town is a beautiful white city with cobbled streets, where you can find over 100 family focused restaurants.
The Strip is renowned for its nightlife full of clubs, pubs and bars that stay open till early morning.
Still this historical town has good vibrant.
I drove it's narrow Street, but I would definitely like to tour it on foot.
C U AROUND
Written April 23, 2022
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Carol H
Erin, Canada19 contributions
Mar 2020
Such a unique area to visit - filled with small shops, kiosks, bars, restaurants and a lovely town square, all along winding cobbled streets. It's a great place to find quality souveniers if you take the time to wander and compare prices. Located on two beaches - Praia dos Pescadores, accessed by the outdoor escalator and Praia do Peneco, accessed through the tunnel, it's a great place to spend a whole day. The live music at the town square was a real treat while we ate lunch at an outdoor cafe.
Written March 21, 2020
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karenjardine62
East Renfrewshire, UK11 contributions
Aug 2019
Centro Historico de Albufeira is a place that is well worth a visit , it is a lovely place to walk around with lots of lovely quiet streets to explore. There are lots of bars, restaurants, shops and stalls selling jewellery, clothing, leather bags and lots of other gifts. At night the square comes alive with live music playing from the bars surrounding the square. The beautiful beach is a very short walk and is stunning.
Written May 5, 2020
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Michael L
Cardiff, UK6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The old town has some pretty architecture and cobbled streets but has been so commercialised it has lost any charm. The streets are lined with endless shops of plastic rubbish from China (I can’t believe there is still a market for this stuff). The majority of the restaurant are covered in neon signs, serving burgers, kebabs etc. and filled with flat screen TVs showing televised sport, loud music and touts trying to drag you in off the street. The whole area made me feel quite sad. This is an area that has plenty of potential but this highly commercialised, brits-abroad style tourism really lets the place down.
Written October 5, 2021
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,355 contributions
Jun 2020
Albufeira caters for the beach and drinking tourist these days. There's little to see of interest in the town and the 'Centro Historico de Albufeira' is little more than a mass of cheap eat places and cheap shops, There are far more interesting town centres along the Algarve. Tavira is especially nice and not tacky.
Written July 7, 2020
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DavidBGualdino
Albufeira, Portugal19 contributions
Sep 2019
The Old Town of Albufeira doesn't have any remarkable landmark but it is still a charming place to visit. It has plenty of restaurants and bars for young and old, singles and families, it's by the beach and has a few sightseeing spots that are totally worth it. If it would have more local guides and walking tours, it would definitely have a better vibe and would help tourists feel more the history of the city. I suggest taking a walk after lunch, coming from the side of the marina (that's the oldest part) and down to the beach. Lay down on the beach, get some sun tan and then head to a bar at the square for a few pints. Make your way to the escalator and be sure to be at the top to watch the sunset. Go home, shower, dress for the night, head to a restaurant, have a nice meal and then hit the bars. Enjoy your stay!
Written January 8, 2020
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Isaac B
Ballynahinch, UK393 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Memories of the Old Town include lots of market stalls, quaint shops, bars, live music, locals sitting around the square just talking with their families.
Sadly most of the quaint shops and stalls are gone, with the streets from the beach up to the square dominated by music bars, each trying to outdo their neighbours in the volume stakes. Any live music is scarce, and they’re playing out in the street, also in the noise competitions.
There are some nice restaurants about, but they’re a bit out of the way, and you need a fair idea where you’re going to find them.
Sadly it’s getting more like the Strip.
Written October 11, 2022
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Darren D
Sunderland, UK6 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Dreadful place that makes Benidorm look like the South of France. The Strip is horrendous, full of blokes in football tops, tacky bars, stag parties, etc. We were told The Old Town was more mature but it's basically the same with older hooligans. You'd never know you were in Portugal, it's like Blackpool in the sun. We only had three days and that was too much. Only saving grace was the decent weather and a nice Aldi.
Written May 9, 2022
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Sargy
7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I visited just after the New Year's Celebration so there was still a bit of a buzz around the place.It is typical of most Portuguese towns in the Algarve,with steep streets and laneways that converge into the main square. Plenty of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops selling mostly the same items..The beach is accessed through a "tunnel" or from the lift from higher ground to the East..I can imagine how busy/crazy the place gets during High Season
Written January 18, 2020
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Paul B
Ireland16 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
I'm Irish so I feel slightly guilty about the title but it's true. I've seen nothing but the dredges of Irish here. We naively came here expecting a beautiful quiet fishing village. Instead we got a strip advertising all day breakfasts and tack! If you're young and going on holidays for the first I'd make an exception but anyone seeking some culture needs to run a mile.

We did our best to arrange activities on the coast and even moved hotels to get out of the old town. We leave tomorrow and will never return here.

Porto is an amazing city! Lisbon is also worth a visit if you don't mind hills. Lots of local obscurities to be found.
Written July 29, 2022
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