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Sightseeing in Albufeira - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
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 … Open
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. Copyright
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 … Open
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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Map of all castles
Castles in Albufeira and around
♥   Castle 'Paderne Castle' , 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Ayamonte' Huelva, 73.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower de Isla Canela' Huelva, 77.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sanlúcar de Guadiana' Huelva, 81.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Albufeira
♥   Nature Park 'Ria Formosa' , 41.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina' , 62.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Vale do Guadiana' , 84.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Albufeira from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Benagil Beach

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
The hidden beach located under an arch of a large natural cave is especially popular among romantic natures. It’s possible to get to this amazing part of the coast only by sea. It’s also worth noting that this place is popular not only among couples, but also among photographers from around the world. Everyone visiting Algarve will be able to see one of the natural wonders of the world. It’ll take less than 10 minutes by car to get to Benagil from there. … Read further
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