Activities

Besides sun, beach and nightlife, Albufeira and its surroundings have a lot to offer:

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Shopping

 

ALGARVE SHOPPING

www.algarveshopping.pt
120 shops, 7 cinemas, in a chic shopping centre, open daily from 10-24.

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Leisure fun for families

 

ZOOMARINE
www.zoomarine.pt
Here you will find dolphin, seal and parrot shows, interaction with dolphins, water park and much more.

 

AQUASHOW
www.aquashowpark.com
Water slides, wave pool, family park

 

SLIDE AND SPLASH
www.slidesplash.com
Various water games, slides

 

KRAZY WORLD
www.krazyworld.com
Zoo and family park with many play facilities

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Winery

 

ADEGA DO CANTOR
www.winesvidanova.com
Cliff Richards Winery with guided tour of the winery and wine tasting

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Albufeira marina

 

MARINA ALBUFEIRA
Marina de Albufeira
www.marinaalbufeira.com
Albufeira marina offering water sports, boat trips, deep-sea fishing and much more. Stroll around, drink coffee and admire yachts…

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Historical sights

 

The Algarve was settled in ancient times by Phoenicians and Carthaginians (Portimão was founded by Carthaginians). In the 2nd century BC, the Romans settled the Iberian Peninsula. They built numerous villas, of which Milréu Estói is still very well preserved. The Goths were replaced by the Moors. The architecture (cysterns, chimneys) has been preserved, as have the water wheels for irrigation through canal systems, and the cultivation of almonds, oranges and many other crops. The Arab fortress in Silves is well preserved; a cathedral was built on the ruins of the mosque.

 

In the 13th century, the Moors were driven out by the Portuguese (Reconquista) and the king called himself “King of Portugal and Algarve”, which was largely independent. The “Ponta de Sagres” in Sagres, where the fort ‘Fortaleza de Sagres’ is located, a national monument of outstanding importance, dates from this period. Within this fortification lies a famous stone circle, uncovered only in 1928, whose age and purpose are unclear. The circle, divided into 42 fields and with a diameter of 43 m, is interpreted as a wind rose (Rosa dos Ventos), but could also have been a sundial. There is agreement, however, that it dates from the time of Henry the Navigator. Also in Sagres is Cabo São Vicente, the most south-westerly point in continental Europe. A lighthouse, whose prisms can be visited on Wednesday afternoons, is an exceptionally important strategic landmark. In LAGOS, the slave market and a richly decorated church (Igreja do Santo António), fortress and city wall, bear witness to the city’s rich history.