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Albufeira Old Town Square

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.


Guide to Exploring Albufeira Old Town Square


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Hotel Sol e Mar

Hotel Sol e Mar

Rua José Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira, Algarve
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Albufeira Old Town, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Municipal Archaeological Museum and Albufeira Old Town Square. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
    Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

    Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

    Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Albufeira Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square and Praia dos Alemães. Oura Beach and Sao Rafael Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Hotel Colina do Mar £49
      Hotel Colina do Mar

      Hotel Colina do Mar

      Rua Maria Teresa Semedo de Azevedo, 3, Albufeira
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Albufeira Old Town, this hotel is steps away from San Vicente de Albufeira Statue and Albufeira Old Town Square. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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        Luna Miramar Club

        Luna Miramar Club

           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Albufeira Stadium and Praia dos Alemães. Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
          Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden

          Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden

          Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Monica Isabel Beach Club £54
            Monica Isabel Beach Club

            Monica Isabel Beach Club

            Praia do Forte de Sao Joao, Albufeira
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Health Centers Albufeira, Praia dos Alemães and Oura Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Casa Malpique £78
              Casa Malpique

              Casa Malpique

              Tv. de Malpique 11, Albufeira, Faro
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Albufeira Old Town, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Bertolina Guest House
                Bertolina Guest House

                Bertolina Guest House

                Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 8, Albufeira
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Albufeira Old Town, this beach guesthouse is steps away from Castle Wall Ruins, Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).