Things to Do in Albufeira Old Town
For those of you looking for a quieter stay, the Old Town is somewhere that you’ll love. The cobbled streets are lined with mosaic tiles, making exploring a very special experience. Whatever you are looking to take from your holiday, you are sure to find it with a visit to the Old Town.
Surrounded by bars, shops and galleries, the Old Town Square is the best place to start exploring everything that the Old Town has to offer. You will be able to experience amazing dining, entertaining bars and unique shopping experiences. Whether you visit in the day or evening, this isn’t an experience to be missed. Make the most of street performers whilst you enjoy a nice cold beer
Experience Local Cuisine
You will struggle to find any fish fresher than that in Albufeira Old Town. Restaurants such as Cabana Fresca and Casa Del Mar located in the Old Town will offer you a wide range of choices, including a vast range of fresh fish for you to enjoy.
his is an absolute must to experience whilst in the Old Town. For something more upmarket, have a once in a lifetime dining experience at Al Quimia. The restaurant is around a 15 minute taxi from the Old Town, but the journey will be completely worth it. The tasting menu will blow you away, without it being extortionately priced. Using fresh ingredients to create the creative and contemporary menu, this is certainly worth the trip.
Watch The Sunset from Sal Rosa
This little gem of a bar is the perfect location to take in the sunset. Sal Rosa offers a terrace area with beautiful views of the beaches. Whether you’re just looking for a drink or a mixture of local tapas, despite the amazing location, it won’t break the bank. It can get busy in the evenings so try to get there as early as possible. For cocktails, wine, beer and spirits, you can’t find a better spot.
See The Landmarks
Just a short walk from the Old Town Square are the Albufeira Igreja Matriz and the Church of Sant’Ana. These are must see landmarks that are simply stunning. The Church is an outstanding white building that contrasts beautifully to the bright sky. The Albufeira Igreja Matriz is a Roman Catholic Church, which can be a lovely refuge on a warm day. It is very well kept, but can get very busy for Sunday mass so if you want to avoid the crowds, stay away on Sunday mornings.
Take Part in Some Retail Therapy
Near the central square there are so many shopping options, from souvenir shops, to handmade trinkets and food shops. For something more unique, visit one of the most beautiful and picturesque markets which is the Albufeira Weekly Market.
It’s on the first and third Tuesday of every month, and during the warm season, it is all the more special as the choice of fruit and vegetables is amazing, as well as shoes and clothes being on offer at a much cheaper price than many shopping centres.