Friday, 3 April 2015

Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal

  I mentioned Albufeira in my last post so here are some photos around and about the town. It is a short drive from Faro, the regional capital and local airport. It is quite a small town built on a hill so there is much climbing up and down. It was originally a fishing village and there are still many of the old fisherman's cottages. Many names in the area have "al" in them, denoting the Moorish influence.
The beach is surrounded by these sandstone cliffs. Luckily there is an escalator to return you to the upper town.
The narrow streets in the old town are mostly pedestrian and hold many interesting shops and restaurants
An interesting formation in the middle of the beach.
Huge breakers make for excellent surfing but not at this time of year!

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