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Loulé is both, a city and a municipality in the Algarve. The municipality has a total area of 765 km2 and has about 60,000 inhabitants. In 1988 the place received city rights. The most important cities in Loulé are Quarteira, Vilamoura and Loulé.

The rich history of Loulé

Loulé is one of the oldest towns in the Algarve and fulfils a central function for the surrounding towns. It was founded by the Moors and these influences can still be seen in the narrow streets of the city. Everywhere the beautiful characteristic white houses and old baths and city walls from that time can be found. The market hall, which dates from 1908, was designed in oriental style by architect Alfredo Campos Costa. It is still in use today and is one of the main attractions.

There are also many handicraft companies that produce leather, pottery and copper pans (cataplana pans), among other things. The castle (Castelo de Loulé), probably built by the Muslims, was rebuilt after the conquest in 1249.

Loulé Markt

Sights of Loulé

Mercado de Loulé

Loulé is known as a market town. The covered Mercado de Loulé is absolutely worth a visit. The daily market is the place for local delicacies, the freshest vegetables, fruit and, of course, fish. On Saturdays, there is also a gypsy market.

Shopping

In the centre of Loulé, you can find plenty of nice boutique shops for clothes, souvenirs and basically everything else you can think of. In case of bad weather, you can move to MAR shopping Algarve and/or Designer outlet Algarve. Large (partly) covered shopping centres where you can shop extensively.

Marina de Vilamoura

Vilamoura harbour is filled with wonderful ships to look at. It is surrounded by restaurants and bars. Here you can clearly see that it has become a popular tourist destination. Many excursions by boat depart from the port of Vilamoura.

Vilamoura strand

Enjoying the beach

Praia da Quarteira

This long and special sand strip divided into six areas is called Quarteira beach. It is located on the promenade of Quarteira town, with plenty of restaurants and bars. It is a very popular choice in the summer because of its location. There are also plenty of water sports offered from this beach in the summer.

Praia do Trafal

Praia do Trafal is less well known and is recommended for those looking for a quieter beach. Fewer facilities but also often fewer tourists.

Praia de Vilamoura

Vilamoura beach stretches for 1 km and starts right at the Vilamoura Harbour. It is the entrance to the port that divides the beach into two parts. In summer it is a very popular and crowded beach. There are numerous hotels in the area and those guests like to visit this beach. In the surroundings, especially in the area of the port of Vilamoura, restaurants and bars can be found.

During a holiday to Loulé you will enjoy the many sights, surrounding nature, many beaches and delicious food. Book a holiday home in or near Loulé!

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