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THE MAJOR ALGARVE OUTDOOR MARKETS

Markets may not be held if the day is a holiday

FOR A LIST OF THE SOME POPULAR MARKETS, VISIT THIS SITE WHICH WILL OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW
SOME INFORMATION MAY NOW BE OUT OF DATE SO PLEASE CHECK

These are the several big markets popular with tourists. They are in the mornings only. Mostly the same stalls go to each of them.

Albufeira's outdoor market no longer operates.
There is a small version of that market in Ferreiras, 2nd and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Next to the bus garage. Map here.
Loulé outdoor market is every SATURDAY - on the road to Boliqueime about ½ mile / 0.8km from the town centre.
Quarteira outdoor market is every WEDNESDAY - this is about a mile / 1.6km out of town on the road to Almancil near LIDL.
Local buses on the route between Albufeira, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Almancil and Faro stop about 50 metres from the entrance at a stop called Fonte Santa.
Lagos outdoor market is the first Saturday of every month next to the municipal stadium.

More information below.

Many local tour operators run half-day trips to these markets.
However in some cases the local bus will be cheaper and you can escape if bored!
For and index of places and links to the bus timetables, please click here.

Also, almost every community has an indoor market trading in the mornings during the week. These are signposted 'Mercado'.


If market day coincides with a holiday, I strongly recommend you check locally before making a special journey.

QUARTEIRA WEDNESDAY MARKET - SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Most people will drive or take an excursion trip. If you wish to take the local buses from the Albufeira area, here are the details.

BUSES SUITABLE TO GET TO THE MARKET ARE THESE

 All buses you need will be ROUTE / LINE 9 going to FARO or route 66 to Vila Real de Santo António via Faro.
These are now the only morning buses available.

ALBUFEIRA BUS TERMINAL

0715
0845
1015
Albufeira Shopping (Continente)

0719
0849
1019
Areias São João (The 'strip')
0722
0852
1022
Oura (Estrada de Sta Eulalia)

0725
0855
1025
Balaia

0729
0859
1029
Olhos D'Agua

0733
0903
1033
Vilamoura Praia da Marina

0758
0928
1055
Quarteira Bus Terminal

0808
0938
1108
Quarteira market

0813
0943
1113

BUSES BACK TO ALBUFEIRA LEAVE THE STOP AT LIDL AT  1122, 1252, 1412 and 1507.
THERE IS NO BUS SHELTER NOR EVEN A SEAT AT THE BUS STOP LAST I KNEW


VAMUS bus route 2 runs from Quarteira Bus Station to Mar Shopping via Fonte Santa at 0815, 0945 and 1115,
return from Fonte Santa to Quarteira at 1020 and 1250.

There is also a local FREE minibus from Vilamoura and Quarteira which stops at the same place by LIDL.
The timetable is here, the stop is number 38 on the list ie the one served at 10 past the hour.
It is a very complicated route and they do not list the times at intermediate stops.

Location map - click the map to see it full size.

Quarteira market map

For bus times from the Almancil direction, please go to this page.
Buses back here, these dtop at the market about 5 minutes after leaving Quarteira.

LAGOS MARKET

Outdoor market on the first Saturday of the month next to the municipal stadium just on the edge of town.
About 10 minutes walk from bus station or railway station. Bus times at Lagos www.algarvebus.info/lagos.htm - train times here.
Click the map to see it full size

lagos_map

LOULÉ OUTDOOR MARKET every Saturday

click the map to see it full size. Bus times at Loulé - to / from Albufeira, Quarteira, Faro
There is no bus from Vilamoura, but the bus from Quarteira stops a few minutes walk from Vilamoura centre, on the other side of the stadium - map.
The indoor market in the centre of the map is much better!

loulé map

For a list of all the timetables on the site, click here
For an alphabetical list of places in the Algarve, click here
For some important general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here

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