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Albufeira, Portugal

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Albufeira Shopping

Albufeira attracts visitors from all over the world in search for some great shopping opportunities. There are large shopping centers and boutiques displaying the latest fashions as well as beautiful Portuguese creations you’ll only find here.

Shopping Centers
Quinta Shopping Mall is considered a very elegant venue. Its boutiques are chic and so is its décor. There are delicious restaurants and an English pub to quench your thirst. This mall is said to be among the finest for Albufeira shopping.

The Algarve Center is big and always packed with visitors. It’s home to more than one hundred shops and offers something for every budget. The two levels of stores showcase clothing, jewelry and fragrances. There’s also an interior décor venue where you can purchase the traditional blue and white Portuguese dinnerware.

If you’re in need of an extra swim suit or ran out of tanning lotion, head to Bougainvillea Plaza. It sells everything you need to make your stay pleasant. You can even find a much needed accessory for a night on the town.

Most visitors enjoy Forum Algarve. It’s supposed to be among the largest shopping centers in Europe for Albufeira shopping. There are over one hundred stores, restaurants and movie theaters. Half of the mall is under cover and the other half is open to the ocean breezes of the Mediterranean.

Guia Shopping Center is also popular. It boasts a large variety of well-known brands including Zara and Massimo Dutti. The roof top sun terrace is ideal for a cup of coffee and people watching. There’s an entertainment venue for the children and plenty of opportunities to make your Albufeira shopping enjoyable.

Another landmark for great Albufeira shopping is the Modelo complex. It’s filled with endless possibilities for sublime retail therapy.
It’s a perfect choice for buying Portuguese souvenirs including local arts and crafts.

Markets
The weekly Gipsy markets are great venues for Albufeira shopping and buying handicrafts. These include wicker baskets, wood, ceramics and embroideries. There are stalls selling filigree jewelry as well as lavender honey made in the Algarves. If you shop early you’ll even find high fashion and accessories at very good prices. They’re usually open weekends and are spread throughout the city. Many visitors come for the atmosphere and end up finding a few bargains.

Specialty Shops
Everyone goes to Infante Dom Henrique House for authentic Albufeira shopping. His ceramics and specialty terra cotta artifacts are original. The ladies love the woven baskets and embroidered tablecloths.

Another outstanding site for Albufeira shopping is Loule. Visitors can watch the potters at work or the women who sit along the road weaving beautiful linens.

Tip: Don’t expect to get embroideries at rock bottom prices. Keep in mind these are hand made before your very eyes and each piece is one-of-a kind. The prices are reasonable though.

A visit to A Festa da Musica is a must before finishing your Albufeira shopping experience. You’ll find traditional Portuguese Fado music. It’s the equivalent of blues and American country all in one.
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