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Markets in Albufeira

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Markets in Albufeira


Are there any markets in or near Albufeira that are worth visiting? And will they be open over the Easter period (23rd to 30th April)?


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1. Re: Markets in Albufeira

IMHO - no! there is a fruit veg and fish market up towards the bus station but the supermarkets are just as good for food - and often cheaper! If you see a gypsy market advertised then, personally, I'd avoid. they are full of tat or jumble sale stalls and full of people who will try to sell you absolute rubbish - including bricks!

Better off around the stalls in the old town or going out to Algarve Shopping.

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2. Re: Markets in Albufeira

I agree with Homekey that you can get some great stuff around the Old Town instead of the gypsey markets but I drive past the gypsey market in Albufeira to get to work and it is always jam packed with tourists.

The market is held on the first and third Tuesday of each month so you will miss it but if you really want to go to one, there is a very similar market in Quarteira every Wednesday and you can get a bus or taxi there.

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3. Re: Markets in Albufeira

The same lot more or less are also at Loulé on a Saturday morning.

All these outdoor 'gypsy' markets pack up around 1 o'clock so get there early if you want to go.

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