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    The lovely Hotel Agua Pedra Dos Bicos
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    Albufeira street sign.
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    The strip

    by Carmela71 Updated Oct 19, 2004

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    Favorite thing: With a name like this one, what can you expect?

    A tiny street that ends on the way to the Ouro beach, full of pubs, restaurants, lots of noise I mean music till 4 o’clock ....

    there is only one place that puts Portuguese music or I better say Brazilian music, the rest is karaokes and live bands ...

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    Parish-Church

    by johnsakura Written Jul 23, 2003

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    albufeira portugal

    Favorite thing: This church is located on the Rua da Igreja Nova and dates back to the 18th century (1782). Blessed on July 15th 1800 by the Bishop of the Algarve, Dom Francisco Gomes de Avelar, this edifice substituted the former Parish-Church which collapsed during the earthquake of 1755.
    The church is Neo-classical in style, built with only one nave. It has 4 lateral chapels, the baptismal chapel, the choir, two pulpits and two lateral rooms. These rooms are dedicated to the Holy Souls of the Bishop S.Luís, Our Lady of Fátima and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
    A magnificent painting is to be noted by the artist Samora Barros of Albufeira which decorates the church’s high altar and serves as a background for the image of Our Lady of the Conception, patron saint of Albufeira.

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    The Parish Church

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 3, 2005

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    The Parish Church

    Favorite thing: The parish (or Main) Church is located on the rua de Igreja Nova, and dates to 1782. It was Blessed on 15ht July 1800 by Don Francisco Gomes de Avelar, Bishop of the Algarve, and replacees the former Parish Church destroyed in 1755.

    Built in the Neo-classical style, with only one nave, it has 4 lateral chapels, the baptismal chapel, the choir, two pulpits and two lateral rooms.

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    Noteworthy Buildings

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Sant'Ana Church

    Favorite thing: The Old Town has an array of noteworthy buildings, old churches, museums and the like. Nothing is much older than mid 18th Century due to the devastating earthquake of 1755, which collapsed most buildings in the town.

    Due to the close proximity of other buildings, it is difficult to get clear pictures of some buildings, and the modern automobile is also a curse, LOL! However, the first Church we came upon was Sant'Ana Church,, located in the Largo Jacinto d'Ayet square.

    Built in the 18th Century, it replaces the earlier chapel of Sant.Ana which was destroyed in 1755.

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    The Clock Tower

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The ornate tower of this building dominates parts of the town skyline, from varios viewpoints. The wrought iron structure of a crown, which holds the bell, is the symbol of the city of Albufeira.. Located at Rua Bernaddino de Sousa, the building was at one time used as a jail.

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    Misericordia Chapel

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Misericordia Chapel

    Favorite thing: The Misericordia Chapel is to be found nearby to the Clock Tower, along the rua Henrique Calado, which leads past the Hospital and to the site of the North Gate.

    Formally an Arab mosque, it was restored in 1499 and named the "Capela da Misericordia". Severely affected by the 1755 earthquake, the chapel and doorway were restored to their former Gothic style.

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    Armacao de Pera

    by MATIM Written Mar 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: .is a small village with a very long beach extending over 6 miles to Albufeira.
    Armacao the Pera isn't a very attractive place, lots of hotels are build in the past years.
    That made that Armacao de Pera didn't kept it's origin and that is a pity

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Fishing
    • Beaches

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    More Beach

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I expect one of the reasons for your visit to Albufeira was for the beaches, so here are a few more pictures for you to enjoy. Do be careful though, because the heat, even in October, can be excessive. It was hight 80's F when we were there.

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    S.Sebastiao Church

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 3, 2005

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    S.Sebastiao Church

    Favorite thing: S. Sebastiao Church is to be found in the Miguel Bombarda Square, and was built in the mid 18th Century, and contains images of Saints, all in wood, by an unknown artist. It is also the Museu De Arte Sacra (Museum of the Sacred Art)

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    Quarteira

    by MATIM Written Mar 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: is one of the first places that started to build accommodations for tourists.
    With those hugs blocs of hotels Quarteira lost it's charms it once had.
    I loved to walk at the gipsy market.
    You can find lots of fish restaurants in Quarteira.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Fishing
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Food!

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Fish and Chips!!

    Favorite thing: You'll find an amazing number of different restaurants all over the town. Obviously in just a few days it's impossible to sample them all, but the ones we did visit, we were more than satisfied with. We had read comments about some restaurants that had tempted us to visit them, but one or two, like, for instance 'The Rover's Return', we decided against, mainly due to the available menu. But in the end I suppose it depends on what you like to eat!

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    Street signs made from Azuleijos.

    by cachaseiro Written Oct 23, 2010

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    Albufeira street sign.

    Favorite thing: Many of the street signs in Albufeira are made from the traditional portugese teils called "azuleijos".
    I really like them and think that it gives the place a bit of a vibe and show you that this is actually in Portugal, which can sometimes be hard to see in a resort town like Albufeira.
    Thank you to the city council for putting them up and let´s have some more of that please.

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    • Arts and Culture

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    Lovely beaches

    by bugalugs Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Albufeira has a nice beach, but at the weekends it is packed as local people relax and soak up the sun also.

    But there are some lovely beaches, tiny coves all along this coast.

    On the way north out of Albufeira we had only gone about a quarter of a mile and we turned left torwards the sea and found some lovely quiet beaches.

    Explore and you will be surprised. One tiny beach even had a small restaurant with a verandah where you could sit outside, have a meal and a drink and watch the sun go down. It is was lovely.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

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    Local House

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Local Houses

    Favorite thing: Tucked away in a little corner near the Castle Walls in Rua Alfonso III, this typical Portuguese House took my fancy. Nothing in particular to look at perhaps, but I just wondered what its history was. when was it built? Who had live there and so on.

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    The Bell Tower

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    Parish Church Bell Tower

    Favorite thing: Part of the Parish Church, the Bell Tower was constructed in 1869, some 87 years after the church. Access to the top of the tower is by means of a 28 meter stairway, which is topped with an eight bell carillon.

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