Albufeira City and County
Albufeira is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, the region and subregion of the Algarve, with around 13 600 inhabitants and bordering the east and NE with the Municipality of Loulé and Silves with the NE. The name Albufeira comes from the Arabic word البحيرة (al-Buħayra = "lagoon").
Although altered by tourism, which leaves too full in July and August and almost deserted during the rest of the year, worth a visit Albufeira.
Once a peaceful fishing village, still retains its narrow streets in the old town and whitewashed houses perched over a charming beach where, when tourism allows it, you can stroll among the colorful fishing boats ornamented with eyes, animals and stars.
Shops, bars and restaurants on every corner, but there is also the old castle, the buildings which still preserve the arches of the time of Moorish and interesting churches, like St. Sebastian.
From Albufeira to Faro (district capital), the coast is full of tourist resorts and villages with apartments or villas and hotels, and well known beaches such as Praia da Oura, Albufeira, Praia de Santa Eulalia, etc.
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