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The markets of Albufeira and surroundings

There are several markets in Albufeira and the surrounding area

Marché Municipal d'Albufeira de Caliços: Largo do Mercado 8200, 8200-126 Albufeira This market offers a selection of fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables, meat and fish. It is open every day except Monday (between October and May). On the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month, the flea market takes place on the parking lot. Florist, 2 snack bars, bakery, 2 butchers, delicatessen, barber, stationery/tobacco shop and mini-market, and 10 fruit and vegetable stands and 20 fish stalls

Marché Municipal d'Areias de São João: Estr. de Santa Eulália, 8200-269 Albufeira Open every day except Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm. The 4th Saturday of the month, the flea market takes place on the parking lot. Shops (florist, café, snack bar and hairdresser), 8 fruit and vegetable stands and 4 fish stalls

Marché Municipal de Ferreiras in the city center (before Intermarché) open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., from Monday to Saturday, except in summer when it is open every day. 6 fruit, cereal and vegetable stalls and 3 fish stalls

Marché de Loule : This market is held daily from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and offers a variety of products including local produce, fruits and vegetables, crafts and souvenirs. Please note: Saturday Farmers Market from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Marché de Guia R. do Mercado, Guia: Opening hours: From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Fruit and fish shops) and closed on Mondays, except in summer when it is open every day. 3 stores (Florist, bazaar and café) and 3 fruit and vegetable stalls and 1 fish stall

Other markets

Market of Quarteira

Mercado da Fruta: The fish market, located on the seafront near the port, offers fresh local products including Atlantic fish every morning. It's a great place to get to know the locals and their customs. Considered one of the best in the Algarve, it provides fresh fish and seafood to local restaurants. You can find high quality fruits and vegetables from local producers at affordable prices. The front of the market is decorated with typical Algarve tiles, making it a must-see.

Municipal Market of Portimão

The municipal market of Portimao offers a mix of colors with its fruit, vegetable and flower stands. Two sisters, Lucilia and Natalia, sell flowers grown in their vegetable garden. The "Sabores da Nossa Terra" stand sells gastronomic products such as preserves, jams, wines, olive oils and cheeses. The "Helisiq" stall sells snails cooked in season. Butchers and grocers offer different meats and products, while the fish pavilion offers a variety of fish and seafood. The "Da Fish" stand, run by Ricardo Santos, often offers 33 varieties of fresh fish. For pastry lovers, the homemade cakes and breads section is a treat.

Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Algoz Flea Market

The Algoz Flea Market is a traditional place to discover the authenticity of flea markets in the Algarve. This large market takes place once a month on the second Monday, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, in an area near the village hall. You can find handicrafts, such as wicker, wood and ceramics, with the possibility of bargaining for a good deal. For a complete experience, why not visit the market in the morning and the Fiesa sand sculpture park in the afternoon, for an unforgettable day out with the family.

Hours: Second Monday of the month between 8am and 1pm

Olhão Municipal Market

A visit to Olhão would not be complete without a visit to the famous Municipal Market. This imposing red brick building immediately catches the eye. It is located near the landing stages for boat trips to the Algarve islands and other water activities. The market is appreciated not only for the quality of its local products and fresh fish, but also for the time spent with family and friends.

The market was established in 1866, but the building we know today was opened in 1916. Renovations, including the addition of traditional tiles, were completed in 1998. It is open from 7am to 1pm, but if you visit Olhão on a Saturday morning, you can also enjoy an open air market with local farmers and producers selling their products. Two markets for the price of one!

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 1pm

Market of the mountains of Monchique

For a total immersion in the culture and traditions of the Algarve outside of the bustling coast, a visit to Monchique is a must. Take advantage of the monthly markets to discover the local products. The collectibles market takes place on the 4th Sunday of each month in Largo dos Chorões, and is the perfect place to find agricultural products, specialty items and anything else related to this unique culture and countryside.

Monchique's monthly market is held on the second Friday of each month, where people come to buy fruits, vegetables, grains and other food products from local producers. After walking through the hills of Monchique, take time to enjoy the view before heading back down to the coast and stopping at the Autodromo do Algarve to check out all the activities taking place there.

Hours: 4th Sunday of the month or 2nd Friday of each month

What can you find there? Food products and products related to agriculture.

Street market in Lagoa in summer

If you're looking for a fun activity for the whole family, Lagoa's summer street market is a great choice! This small village near the Slide & Splash water park offers an outdoor market on its main street in the summer. Kids can have fun with bouncy castles, face painting and other activities at the market. Add it to your list of markets to discover in the Algarve and you won't be disappointed! Hours vary by month, with morning hours in May, June and September, and evening hours in August. You can find organic products, local crafts, honey and sweets. There is no parking available, but the market is located on the main street of Lagoa.

Municipal market of Faro

If you are looking for a unique cultural experience in the city of Faro, don't forget to visit the municipal market. This white building located in the heart of the city will offer you a glimpse of the local traditions and products of the Algarve region. You will be able to taste a wide variety of fresh fish and meat, as well as other traditional products such as olives, fruits and corn. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 7 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. There is paid parking available on site. Address: Largo Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro 52, 8000-150 Faro.

Must-see gypsy markets in the Algarve

It is imperative to visit the gypsy markets on your trip to the Algarve, as they are unique and beautiful to see. They not only offer the opportunity to discover unusual souvenirs, but also to taste local specialties and learn about the cultural peculiarities of the region. The Algarve's gypsy markets are very popular with visitors and locals alike and are among the best in Portugal. They should definitely be part of your itinerary. You'll find carefully crafted products that make the perfect gift for those returning home from the Algarve. It's also the perfect place to test your negotiation skills!


Albufeira is known for being a lively and vibrant place in the Algarve, and its gypsy market is a big part of that. It is held twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays, and offers a variety of products, such as fruits, vegetables, olives, olive oils, wines, fresh meat and fish, local dishes, jewelry, clothing, aromatic candles and incense, ceramics and various paintings. You can also enjoy ready-to-eat dishes such as cod fillets, sandwiches, pizzas, barbecue meat and seafood, and soups. With its bright colors and enticing aromas, the market is a must-see attraction, located near the Marina and offering a variety of products for all tastes.


Quarteira market is a popular place for bargains in the Algarve. It is located 1.6 km from the city by taking the main road to Almancil and can be reached by bus or cab. The market takes place every Wednesday and is known to be a place to find everything you need. It is close to the Aquashow water park, which makes it an ideal place to combine a morning market visit with a relaxing afternoon at the water park. Hours of operation are Wednesdays from 8am to 3pm and you can find everything from clothing to local produce, games, plants and more at affordable prices. The market is located at Largo do Mercado 3, 8125-167 Quarteira.


The Portimao Gypsy Market is held every first Monday and third Sunday of the month at the city's exhibition center. Portimao, a large tourist town in the western Algarve, is full of activities and sites to see. The market is located in an idyllic setting near the sea and is known for its liveliness and color. It offers a variety of fresh products, such as fruits and vegetables, fish and meat. It is an excellent place to buy fresh seafood. The market is also known for its delicatessens, cheeses, wines and stalls of flowers and delicious bakeries. You can even see huge tuna fish.


The Loulé market is a lively and very popular weekly event. It takes place every Saturday and is known for its Arabic style atmosphere. It is frequented by tourists and locals looking for fresh products, such as culinary specialties, fish, meat, fruits and vegetables. Loulé Gipsy Market also offers guided tours to help tourists better understand the history and characteristics of the area. It offers different themed events every Saturday, including urban art and design, recycling, arts and antiques, local traditions, entertainment, health and wellness. The market's handcrafted products are designed and created with care and love by local artisans.

This list is not exhaustive. Do not hesitate to send us additional information or corrections, in order to improve this page


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