Clock Tower, Albufeira

Clock Tower, Albufeira (must see)

The Clock Tower of Albufeira, "Torre do Relogio" in Portuguese, is located on Bernadino de Sousa Street. It is considered to be the logo of Albufeira by the people of the town. The tower, once part of a fortified hospital complex, was built in the 18th century. It is square shaped with a clock and arched portals on each side.

The bell, which strikes every hour, is within a wrought-iron framework. At night the framework is outlined with lights; an impressive sight. The view of the Atlantic Ocean seen from the towers is uncluttered and amazing. Nearby the old hospital complex is a cordoned off area enclosing the remains of two 12th century Islamic houses.

The tower and bell can be seen from almost any point in the Old Town. It makes for a great picture and a convenient meeting place ("Meet me under the Tower with the Bell.", locals would say).

Outside the clock tower, you can also see the interesting remains of two Moorish houses that date back to the 12th-13th centuries. There is no direct access due to the location being cordoned off, but the remains are still clearly visible.

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Clock Tower on Map

Sight Name: Clock Tower
Sight Location: Albufeira, Portugal (See walking tours in Albufeira)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Albufeira, Portugal

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Albufeira Introduction Walking Tour

Albufeira Introduction Walking Tour

Settlements appeared in the area of Albufeira in pre-history. The fishing was good. The Romans came. They named the town Baltum. They gave it structure, administrative and architectural. Later the Romans left, but some architecture remains. The Byzantines made a brief appearance, followed by the Visigoths. The fish didn't play out until recently.

The Visigoths ruled until the Moors took up...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles