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Algarve Markets

Portuguese street markets are an integral part of life. Most of the markets are held in the town's main square on a weekly basis, and sometimes even more frequently. They sell a wide range of goods such as food, clothes, handicrafts and antiques.

The majority of markets take place in the morning, although in tourist areas they often continue through until the late afternoon. Markets in the Algarve Region worth to visit are: Albufeira (held on the second Saturday of each month), Lagos (first Saturday), Loulé (Saturdays) and Portimão (Sundays).

Most of Portuguese towns and cities also have covered market places which are open during the week and mostly on Saturday as well, selling a great variety of produce such as fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, and sometimes handicrafts and clothes.

Car Boot Sale/Flea Market

WhereWhenLocation
Albufeira 3rd. Saturday of month Rua das Escolas, close to town hall
Algoz 1st Saturday of month Largo da Várzea
Almancil 2nd and 5th Sunday By the C+S school
Barão de S. João 4th Sunday of month Follow the EN535 to Bensafrim
Chinicato 2nd Sunday of month
Espiche 4th Sunday of month In front of Veterinary
Estombar Last Saturday of month Parque de Feiras e Exposições
Ferragudo 2nd. Sunday of month (Not in August) Centre of Ferragudo
Fuzeta 1st Sunday of month By the Camping site
Lagoa 4th Sunday of month Fatacil Ground
Monchique 4th Sunday of month Rua D. Francisco Gomes de Avelar
Monte Gordo 4th Saturday of month By the Tourism Office
Portimão 1st and 3rd Sunday of month Parque de Feiras e Exposições
Quelfes, Olhão 4th and 5th Sunday
São Brás de Alportel 3rd Sunday of month By the EB 2 3 Poeta Bernardo Passos school
Tavira 1st Saturday of month Avenida D. Manuel I (new marketplace)
Vila Real de Santo António 2nd Saturday of month Praça Marquês de Pombal

Markets

WhereWhenLocation
Albufeira 1st and 3rd Tuesday of month Caliços
Alcantarilha 1st Friday of month Town centre
Algoz 2 Monday of month Largo da Várzea
Aljezur 3rd Sunday of month By the new church
Almancil 1st and 4th Sunday By the C+S school
Alte 3rd Thursday of month Largo José Cavaco Vieira
Ameixial 1st Thursday of month E.N. 2
Azinhal 1st Sunday of month
Azinhal Last Saturday of month By the primary school
Benafim 1st Saturday of month Rua 25 de Abril
Boliqueime Last Thursday of month
Castro Marim 2nd Saturday of month
Cortelha 2nd Saturday of month
Estói 2nd Sunday of month Junto ao Mercado Abastecedor
Fuzeta 1st Thursday of month Junto ao Parque de Campismo
Guia 3rd Friday of month
Lagoa 2nd Sunday of month (Not in August) FATACIL
Lagos 1st Saturday of month Next to Municipal Stadium
Loulé Every Saturday In front of Convento de St. António, on the road to Boliqueime/Albufeira
Moncarapacho 1st Sunday of month Junto à Rua das Olarias
Monchique 2nd Friday of month Largo do Mercado
Odiáxere 4th Monday of month Largo do Moinho
Portimão 1st Monday of month (Not in August or November) Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão – Caldeira do Moinho
Quarteira Every Wednesday (07h00 to 15h00) By the Jardim Filipe Jonas
Rogil 4th Sunday of month By the Junta de Freguesia
S. Brás de Alportel Every Saturday Rua Boaventura Passos
Sagres 1st Friday of month
Silves 3rd Monday of month Near the cemetary
Tavira 3rd Saturday of month Rua Vale Caranguejo
Vila do Bispo 1st Thursday of month
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