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Best Markets in Albufeira

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Best Markets in Albufeira


I am travelling to Albufeira (staying in Vale de Parra) and was wondering what the best local food and clothing markets are?

A lot of websites have give conflicting dates as to when the markets run so I was hoping someone could know of exact dates, times and locations.

We will have a car there and are willing to drive for something great.

Thank you!!

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1. Re: Best Markets in Albufeira

There is a fortnightly outdoor market in Albufeira on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Open from around 8am to 1pm. It's next to the main bus terminal on the north side of town. No food sold, it's clothing, shoes, sports goods, bags and linen, counterfeit DVD's etc.

More or less the same stalls are at the Saturday Loulé market and the Wednesday Quarteira market,same hours, these two are every week.

Albufeira also has an indoor market (the mercado municipal) about 1km away from outdoor market near the high school and main police station. The indoor markets sell fruit, vegetables, meats and often fish and shellfish.

Almost every town has an indoor market. Again these are open in the mornings except Sundays and holidays.

Food shopping is done at the supermarkets for the most part, but the local markets remain popular and useful facilities.

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2. Re: Best Markets in Albufeira

Try São Bartolomeu de Messines every FOURTH Monday of the month, small town traditional market about a 25 minute drive North of Albufeira

Edited: 03 June 2014, 18:37
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