Albufeira is the largest and also the liveliest area in the Algarve, Portugal. Located on the coast, Albufeira, is also a former fishing village. The fishermen now use the modern marina which is surrounded by colourful apartments and is also the quieter area. There are 2 areas people refer to in Albufeira, the New Town (The Strip) and there is also the Old Town. Therefore it has transformed into a popular destination for beachgoers and also those looking for a busy nightlife.
All in all this town is named because of its interesting past. Albufeira was occupied by the Romans and also the Arabs, apparently since prehistoric times. The old town is a charming array of cobbled streets and also quaint buildings. For a bit of history visit the 18th Century built Santa Ana Church in Largo Jacinto d’Ayete. A local landmark and also worth a look. There is also the archaeological museum that has artifacts dating from the stone age to the 17th century.
This lovely historic district boasts over 100 restaurants / bars, cafes and also shops consisting of traditional streets and plazas. Here it opens up to the local beach, Praia dos Pescadores, a lovely sheltered beach for families with children.
Home to The Strip. Albufeiras party street right in the centre of the new town. This is where you will find themed bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and also a very lively atmosphere. At the bottom of the Strip is the beach, Praia da Oura which is very busy in the summer months. The New Town itself is home to restaurants, cafes, and also shops.
There are lots of other activities in and around the area for all the family too!
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