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  1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Loulé

From Faro: Half-Day Loulé Market Tour

Product ID: 228967
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Loulé, a traditional Portuguese market town, is one of the most popular day trips of the central Algarve region. In Loulé you'll find interesting historic monuments, a lively market, and a traditional Portuguese atmosphere.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Accommodation in Quarteira, Albufeira, Carvoeiro, Portimão, Lagos, Sagres, Tavira, Montegordo or Vila Real de Santo António
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Barter with local vendors for a wide range of goods at the vibrant Loulé market
  • Explore this quaint town and its historic monuments of North African heritage
  • Discover the 2000-year-old history of the Loulé's Moorish Castle
Full description
Travel inland and visit this historic market town to see a different side of the Algarve region. Loulé's beautiful market hall is prime territory to pick up some keepsakes, as it houses a plethora of stalls with regionally produced ceramics, arts, and crafts, as well as local wine and fresh foods.

Next, visit the busy Saturday Market where you can buy anything from clothes to hardware to delicious street food—this is truly the place to take in all the smells, sounds, and flavors of Loulé. Continue to shop for local handicrafts in the surrounding narrow streets lined with traditional architecture, copper workshops, and other small craft shops. As you walk around you will discover Loulé's characterful historic center and peaceful tree-lined plazas.

Visit the Moorish castle and to discover more of the town’s interesting and long history. Close by you'll find the 13th-century church Igreja Matriz, which was converted into a church from a mosque including transforming the minaret into the current bell tower. Finally, visit the Convento do Espírito Santo to find the tallest structure in Loulé, which notably is a single 45-meter tall Araucaria tree.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Mercado de Loule
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the transfer service is only for hotels or destinations located in Faro, Quarteira, Albufeira, Carvoeiro, Portimão, Lagos, Sagres, Tavira, Montegordo and Vila Real S.António (an extra fee will be charged for other areas)
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking