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.
Albufeira boasts a decent choice of luxury spa hotels and resorts. Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel offers customers chic rooms and a private beach on the coast of San Rafael. There are exclusive suites for...
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.
Some of the popular hotels feature original interior in the style of the past. One of the most attractive Albufeira hotels is Vila Branca. This beautiful lodge is designed in Mediterranean style, and...
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.