Albufeira attractions


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Famous mostly for its fantastic beaches and amazing landscape created by rocks and cliffs, Albufeira is also worth visiting due to its historical monuments and cultural activities (festivals). Albufeira attractions invite you on a journey around the remarkable historical sites of this place. But before we start browsing history pages, we should make a stop on the beach. Albufeira has several small beaches, each with its own particularity and enchantment, Peneco, Pescadores and Inatel being only a few of them.

Best beaches in Albufeira

What more could you desire from a great holiday, than relaxing, feeling your toes spoiled by the fine golden sands, bathing in a turquoise water or just practicing water sports? If you share my opinion, then, be sure that Marina Beach is the best place to enjoy sunbathing. Most of Albufeira beaches are equipped with various facilities, from bars, restaurants, center for renting boats or sky-jets. Near the beach, you will discover many opportunities for taking pictures or just gazing at the extraordinary landscape, magically created by the mixture of rocks and cliffs.

Historical attractions

If you are visiting Albufeira but you do not know much about the historical spots around this area, then, Albufeira attractions will give you some hints on what you should not miss. St. Ana’s Church was built in the 18th century and is located in Largo Jacinto d’Ayet square. Tourists will have the chance to admire here a unique design and a wooden altar, a Crucifixion of Christ sculpted in wood and a statue of Our Lady in Pain. Since you are in the area of Largo Jacinto d’Ayet square, you should pass by the statue of Saint Vicente de Albufeira, a monument dedicated to Friar Vicente de Stº António, the spiritual father of the city. Right in the center of the city you will see the Clock Tower, another symbol of Albufeira. Close to St. Ana’s Church you will discover a very interesting architectural piece, Parish Church (Igreja). Dating back to the 18th century, the Parish Church was built in a Neo-classical style hosting a precious painting that decorates the church’s altar, belonging to Samora Barros. Former Moor territory, Albufeira still preserves remains of one of the Towers of the Castle Wall, inhabited in the 14th century. You can still observe parts of the tower that guarded the north gateway at Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora. Also, close by the archeologists discovered the ruins of f the hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Our Lady of Assumption).

 

Albufeira attractions depicted only a few of the most appreciated beach areas, monuments and historical sites that place this city on the map of tourism. There are still many interesting spots to be discovered, so do not waste any more time and start planning your trip to Albufeira as soon as possible.

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