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Travel Guide to Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira is a large port, an old city and one of the most popular Portuguese resorts. Here you will find everything you need for interesting and comfortable rest – clean beaches, large selection of sights and excursions, modern shops and restaurants, rich nightlife and local color that is hard to transmit unless you visit this wonderful place.
Cultural sights in Albufeira
Old Town will be surely the most interesting part of the city in terms of excursions and sightseeing. This part of the city is full of numerous notable historic buildings. In 1775 the majority of the...
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The Old City is the most notable and recommended place for visiting as the majority of 18th century buildings have remained here. Each monument is connected with some important event in the history of the city and the country. The earthquake of 1755 was very hazardous and ruined biggest part of Albufeira, but several churches, villas and houses managed to survive until now. The main religious sight of the city is the Church of St. Anna, which was built in the 18th century. The main decoration of the church is an altar that is made solely of wood. This altar was created by famous Portuguese masters Zhou Baptista and Francisco Javier. The church also has several fantastic wooden sculptures, amazing icons and frescos.
Local Archeological Museum remains the most important historic object. It has been opened in the building of the local municipality. Here visitors of the museum will find a unique collection of archeological artifacts, manuscripts and other exhibitions that illustrate the history of Portugal starting from prehistoric times and up to our days.
Albufeira tips: making best out of
1. The local residents usually have early dinners from 12:00 to 14:30, so many restaurants and cafes can be closed once the dinner time is over. Supper, however, is rarely eaten earlier than 20:00,...
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Albufeira restaurants can be also called a sight as here you will find absolutely everything. Fuji restaurant is considered the most “multi-functional” and universal as here you will see dishes from Japanese cuisine, vegetarian menu, a menu for kids, rich wine selection and fantastic choice of desserts. Another popular restaurant is Casa da Fonte that is opened in one of the medieval castles. This place is filled with romantic atmosphere and here you can taste dishes of local traditional cuisine. Finally, if you prefer Thai and Indian cuisine above all, Monsoon restaurant will fit your requirements the most.
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