Centro Historico de Albufeira, Albufeira

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The heart of a picturesque fishing village, Centro Historico de Albufeira basks in a traditional atmosphere accentuated with whitewashed walls and cobbled streets. Wander through narrow alleys lined with craft shops and street vendors selling souvenirs, then take a seat and people-watch at one of the bars or restaurants surrounding the quaint central square. Taste some of the local cuisine or sip a drink while cheering on the local soccer team. In the evening, live music fills the streets, and many clubs open stands with male and female dancers in the doorways. Plan to visit Centro Historico de Albufeira and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Albufeira attractions using our Albufeira trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Best place to stay: Albufeira! Is central in all, appeals to children, adolescents, adults, seniors. Plurality in every way: in terms of fun, dining ...
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  • August 19, 2017
    Obviously crowded but still very friendly, there is lots to see and lots of restaurants, to eat on the spot. There are also bars and karaoke, for those who would like to sing. A nice walk to do, especially at night.
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  • August 19, 2017
    My wife and I visited the area in around the historic centre a number of times during our stay. Situated between the main beach and the old town itself, it can be disorientating for some with it's man...  more »

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Renowned for its extensive beaches and rugged coastal landscape, Albufeira represents one of the nation's most popular destinations and offers a wide array of accommodations, both luxurious and more basic. Reserve a room in one of the city's upscale hotels in order to make use of pools, lounges, gardens, and amenities during your stay. Not only do they offer in-house luxuries, but generally these hotels place you within easy walking distance of the city's famed Praia dos Pescadores beach. While there aren't as many inexpensive options in town, staying at an inland bed and breakfast or a guesthouse in one of the smaller nearby towns can be both a relaxing experience and an affordable one.
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