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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.


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Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun €149
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Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun

Rua Alexandre ONeill, 1, Albufeira
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Albufeira hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Albufeira Bullring, Albufeira Stadium and International Health Centers Albufeira. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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    Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden

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    Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Albufeira apartment building is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square, Albufeira Beach and Fisherman's Beach. Oura Beach and Sao Rafael Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      São Rafael Atlântico €142
      São Rafael Atlântico

      São Rafael Atlântico

      Sesmarias, Albufeira
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arrifes Beach, Sao Rafael Beach and Albufeira Marina. Albufeira Old Town Square and Albufeira Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only €174
        Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

        Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

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

          Located in Albufeira Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square and Albufeira Beach. Oura Beach and Sao Rafael Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura €93
          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

          Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

          Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Albufeira, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach and Albufeira Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Hotel Alisios €114
            Hotel Alisios

            Hotel Alisios

            Av. Infante D. Henrique 83, Apartado 2140 P.O.B, Albufeira
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Praia do Inatel and Albufeira Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach are also within 15 minutes.

              Hotel Baltum €111
              Hotel Baltum

              Hotel Baltum

              Av. 25 de Abril, 26, Albufeira
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

                Hotel Sol e Mar €223
                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. Albufeira Beach and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mi (2 km).