The Top 5 Best Markets in the Algarve
Silves Market is one of the most beautiful markets in the Algarve, it is based in a picturesque white building. The market sells food and fruit and related products. The locals are extremely friendly are always open to answering questions. It is open Monday to Saturday from 6.30 am to 3 pm.
The town of Silves is the old capital of the Algarve, it has historic importance and even if you don’t spend all day in the market, grab some lunch there and tour the city.
Loulé municipal market
Loule municipal market is based in the heart of the city in a stunning historic location. It sells fresh fruit, veg, local products, fresh fish, organic food and all sorts of other things. It’s open every day from 6.30am-3pm. The building is over a hundred years old and its historic features are worth visiting.
The whole market is either undercover or indoors so even on a rainy day, it’s a good place to visit. Whether you’re on holiday or passing through, drop by the market and see what you can pick up for lunch or dinner.
The Quarteira market is one of the most popular markets in the Algarve. It sells a variety of products from hats, sunglasses, local produce and even animals. Everything here is sold at a very low price so arrive with your bartering hat on and see if you can catch yourself a bargain.
This is in a good location on the main road to Almancil. There are several bus routes that pass the market and it’s only a mile outside of the town so a taxi shouldn’t cost too much either, there is also parking for those that drive.
If you’re dragging your children or partner along in the morning, it’s not too far from the Aquashow water park if you need to cool down in the afternoon.
Tavira indoor market
This is the perfect place to soak up the real Algarve lifestyle and chat with the locals. This market is based in a beautiful, recently refurbished, building. The market is so traditional and it’s perfect to take a step into the culture and visit a real flea market.
This market is open daily other than Sundays and bank holidays and sells a mixture of local products, fruit, fish, meat, clothing, furniture and toys.
Algoz flea market
This super traditional flea market offers a culture swap as it’s designed for locals. The market sells multiple hand-made goods.Here you will find some artistic, local ceramics and wicker and wood crafts. They also sell local produce and products where the price can be haggled down to a bargain.
However, the market is only open on the second Monday of every month from 8 am to 1 pm.