Old Town Square, Albufeira

Old Town Square, Albufeira (must see)

Old Town Square is the true heart of old Albufeira. The square is a paved, tree-shaded public square of the old fishing village. It is surrounded by shops, and restaurants with open-air seating that offer excellent locations for people-watching. Street performers and musicians and mimes furnish entertainment every day.

Shops along the square offer a variety of goods, including beach toys, T-shirts, wines and Portuguese liqueurs. The free Art Gallery is in a former power station. It mainly features the work of Albufeira artist, Jose Barros. Cobblestone and mosaic patterned streets branch off from the square in every direction.

The square is lined with buildings with tile wall designs, iron balconies laden with flowers. Bar-hopping among the exotic pubs and music venues is a favorite sport at night. The square is a nexus point of the beach and the Old Town streets.

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Old Town Square on Map

Sight Name: Old Town Square
Sight Location: Albufeira, Portugal (See walking tours in Albufeira)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Albufeira, Portugal

Create Your Own Walk in Albufeira

Create Your Own Walk in Albufeira

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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