Holidays in Albufeira Old Town Square

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Albufeira Old Town Square which includes a city and a sunset

Framed by bars, galleries and shops, this leafy plaza is a great starting point for exploring the treasures of Albufeira’s historic center.

Albufeira Old Town Square (Jardim Público de Albufeira) is the beating heart of the atmospheric Albufeira Old Town. This tree-shaded public space offers superb dining, entertainment, people-watching and shopping experiences. Visit Albufeira Old Town Square at any time of the day to witness a true essence of this ancient fishing village.

The outdoor seating areas of the bars and restaurants are ideal locations to enjoy the square’s activity. Dine on meals of seafood that has been brought fresh from the marina and sip on a coffee, cold beer or glass of port. Watch as kids play games and friends meet to chat while sitting on a bench beneath the shade of a palm tree. Street performers and musicians provide entertainment throughout the day.

Browse the handful of shops, which sell everything from beach toys to branded T-shirts and postcards. Purchase a bottle of Portuguese liqueur, such as Licor Beirão and port, to take home as a souvenir. View art exhibitions at the Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros. This free gallery is housed in a former power station and celebrates the work of Albufeira-born artist José Ricardo Júdice Samora Barros.

Cobblestone streets with mosaic patterns lead in all directions from the square and then weave around the Old Town. Find independent boutiques selling clothes, jewelry and leather goods, among other items. Admire the buildings with tiled wall designs and wrought-iron balconies decorated with flowers. Bar-hop between the British-themed pubs, craft beer bars and live music venues, which stay open until the early hours.

Be sure to include visits to some of the city’s major landmarks. The Albufeira Igreja Matriz and Church of Sant’Ana are both a short walk away. To the south of the square is the Church of San Sebastian, which houses the Museum of Sacred Art.

Albufeira Old Town Square is about a 15-minute drive south from Albufeira’s train station. Public buses travel frequently from the station into the Old Town. A tourist train operates from June through September between Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint in the Old Town and the Areias de São João neighborhood, home to The Strip nightlife district.

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Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
The price is AU$49 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aveiros Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach ...
3.7/5 Good! (299 reviews)
Good all round
"Lovely hotel. Amazing sea views as its high up. Beautiful gardens, nice deep pool and kids one too. Food and drinks were good. Staff were friendly and efficient Nice rooms too No complaints at all 👍"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2021

Auramar Beach Resort
Hotel Sol e Mar
Hotel Sol e Mar
4 out of 5
Rua José Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira, Algarve
The price is AU$97 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Albufeira Center, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Municipal Archaeological Museum and Albufeira Old Town Square. Praia ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (293 reviews)
"Smart very friendly hotel with great sea views"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Hotel Sol e Mar
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
4 out of 5
Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira
The price is AU$76 per night from 24 Dec. to 24 Dec.
Located in Albufeira Center, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Castle Wall Ruins, Albufeira Old Town Square and Praia dos Alemães. Fisherman's Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (235 reviews)
Will definitely return
"2nd visit to Cerro Mar Garden. Great customer service from all staff members . Apartment was always clean, towels changed daily, great breakfast. Sunbeds sanatised daily ect."

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2021

Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
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Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
The price is AU$49 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Auramar Beach Resort
Hotel Sol e Mar
Hotel Sol e Mar
4 out of 5
Rua José Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira, Algarve
The price is AU$97 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Hotel Sol e Mar
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
4 out of 5
Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira
The price is AU$76 per night from 24 Dec. to 24 Dec.
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Hotel Baltum
Hotel Baltum
3 out of 5
Av. 25 de Abril, 26, Albufeira
The price is AU$57 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Hotel Baltum
Rocamar Exclusive Hotel Spa Adults Only
Rocamar Exclusive Hotel Spa Adults Only
4 out of 5
Largo Jacinto D'Ayet 7, Albufeira
Rocamar Exclusive Hotel Spa Adults Only
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
4 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Casa Malpique
Casa Malpique
3 out of 5
Tv. de Malpique 11, Albufeira, Faro
The price is AU$75 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Casa Malpique
Mezzanine Private Room with Bathroom in historical building 200m from the ocean
Mezzanine Private Room with Bathroom in historical building 200m from the ocean
The price is AU$130 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
Mezzanine Private Room with Bathroom in historical building 200m from the ocean
House in the heart of the historic center
House in the heart of the historic center
House in the heart of the historic center
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