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Enjoy a vibrant Mediterranean apartment in Benissa

The Old Town Square is the beating heart of Albufeira's historic district. While you're surrounded by centuries-old architecture here, you'll also find a refreshingly modern selection of shops and restaurants. Cobblestone streets stretch out in several directions, allowing you to explore Old Town as you see fit. There are plenty of historical landmarks here, as well as historic villas for rent. Just keep in mind that the more historic a villa is, the more costly it tends to be. Fortunately, affordable villas in Albufeira are available in the area as well, with some that put you close to top attractions like the Museum of Sacred Art.<

 
History

Historic sites near Albufeira Old Town Square villa rentals

There are plenty of historic attractions not far from Old Town Square villa rentals in Albufeira. Museu Municipal de Arqueologia de Albufeira is an intimate museum with finds dating to the Roman and Moorish occupation of the area. The Castle of Loulé features both Roman and Moorish elements, with the majority having been built in the 13th century. The Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila feature ancient ruins and a museum highlighting the Roman history of the region. The Castle of Paderne is a Berber fortress dating to the 12th century that appears on the Portuguese flag.

Food & drink 

What to eat near Albufeira Old Town Square holiday homes

While you’re visiting local restaurants near holiday homes, there are a number of regional foods you need to try. Couvert is a traditional starter that’s often formed of a bowl of olives, bread or cheeses mixed with olive oil, white wine and garlic. Conquilhas à Algarvia is made from fresh clams with fried onions, sliced sausage, onions, parsley and coriander. Cataplana de marisco is another seafood dish made from lobster, squid and clams fried with herbs, white wine, tomatoes and other seasonings. Petiscos de taberna is a dish similar to tapas, comprising tiny meat sandwiches, seafood fritters and slices of cured sausage.

Restaurants and bars

Dining near Albufeira Old Town Square holiday homes

Albufeira Old Town Square is an outstanding place to find the very best eateries. If bar fare is your thing, there are many options surrounding the square. Upscale dining is available as well for those who prefer a quiet or romantic evening. Of course, there’s also street food and casual fare for families or those on a budget. Middle Eastern and ethnic cuisine are also available here for those wanting something more exotic or a taste of home. You’ll find all these options for food and drink within steps of your holiday rental.

Essential info

Fun facts about holiday homes near Albufeira Old Town Square

Albufeira Old Town Square is the heart and soul of Albufeira Old Town. Albufeira is named for the Arabic term for ‘The Sea Castle’ and originally was a castle here, the remains of which are held in local museums. The town attracts thousands of travellers to holiday homes here for its lively nightlife, fun shopping and superb dining. The city of Albufeira has a population of over 41,000 people, but numbers swell to over 300,000 during the summer and around New Year’s Eve. Portuguese is the dominant language, but many businesses do speak English.

Good for couples

Albufeira Old Town Square holiday rental for couples

If you’re on a honeymoon or romantic trip with that someone special, there’s still lots to do. Praia de São Rafael is a nearby beach with calm surf, golden sand and turquoise waters, and is an ideal place for a sunset walk near your holiday rental. Beach Falésia Açoteias offers amazing cliff faces, clear waters and soft sands with scenic views. Zoomarine Algarve is a marine park where you can spend a day in childlike glee watching shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and seals. The Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint offers views of the entire Old Town, beach and ocean surroundings.

How many holiday rentals are available around Albufeira Old Town Square?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,286 holiday lettings around Albufeira Old Town Square. From 3,447 villas to 5,019 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay near Albufeira Old Town Square?

Whether you are travelling with your family or your friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break near Albufeira Old Town Square:

  • Benagil: 690 holiday homes
  • Santa Eulália: 1,357 holiday homes
  • Alpouvar: 127 holiday homes
  • Alporchinhos: 499 holiday homes
  • Urbanização dos Caliços: 374 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday accommodations available.

Can I rent Villas near Albufeira Old Town Square?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk has 3,447 Villas near Albufeira Old Town Square. Our other popular types of holiday rentals near Albufeira Old Town Square include:

  • Flats: 5,019 holiday lettings
  • Houses: 1,406 holiday lettings
  • Bungalows: 77 holiday lettings

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool near Albufeira Old Town Square?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7,858 holiday rentals with pool available near Albufeira Old Town Square. Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available.

Can I book a holiday accommodation directly online or instantly near Albufeira Old Town Square?

Yes, HomeAway.co.uk offers a selection of 10,279 holiday homes to book directly online and 6,126 with instant booking available near Albufeira Old Town Square. Don't wait, have a look at our self catering accommodations via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Albufeira Old Town Square!

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