The beaches of Albufeira are the number one tourist destination in the Algarve.
This is a developed city with a beautiful historic centre of narrow streets, surrounded by apartments and white houses, next to the beautiful local beaches. Nearby is the marina of Albufeira, heavily frequented by hundreds of recreational craft.
Although the earthquake of 1755 devastated the city, it still retains its Arab heritage, especially in the historic area, which in Arabic was called Al-Buhera or Castle of the Sea.
Albufeira is known for its turquoise blue beaches and beautiful landscapes where the rocks stand out. They are beaches with a lot of charm and personality.
The town centre is a pedestrian-only square adorned with tropical trees. There are numerous companies that offer boat trips all over the coast, organize fishing and all kinds of amusements.
The cultural offer is quite, from the Archaeological Museum, with Neolithic and Roman remains, the Hermitage of San Sebastián, an old church with a Manueline door. Inside the church is installed the Museum of Sacred Art, Santana Church, Sineira Tower, Clock Tower, Mother Church...