Useful information Tips for tourists and visitors to Albufeira

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Airport transferMonthly events in the Algarve Region

November 2012
SAT 3 Nov

9.30pm

Algarve Orchestra German Music Cycle

Complete symphonies of Beethoven • Ticket Sale: On the concert's day

Location: Albufeira's Municipal Auditorium

THU 8 Nov

3pm

Workshop: Heritage and Tourism

Information and registration:
joao.pereira@cm-albufeira.ptjreis.1034@cm-albufeira.pt

Location: Noble Hall at the Albufeira Town Hall

POSTPONED TO UNDETERMINED DATE

Sun 11 Nov

From 2 pm to 6 pm

Saint Martin's Day Celebration

Location: Albufeira's Municipal Tourism Office

3 pm

Saint Martin's Day Celebration by ACRODA

Location: Olhos de Agua Municipal Market

3 pm

Saint Martin's Day Celebration at Ferreiras Parish

Location: St Joseph Church Square - Ferreiras

Mon 19 Nov

4pm

Information Session | AGE

"Exercise Regime of the Industrial Activity and Responsible Industry System"

Location: Albufeira - Municipal Library Lídia Jorge

THU 22 Nov

4.30pm

Conferences Cycle | AGE

"Algarve/New resources, new businesses"
Information: age@cm-albufeira.pt • phone: 289 599 662

Location: Albufeira - Municipal Library Lídia Jorge

SAT 24 Nov

7.30pm

2nd Solidarity Dinner

"Awakening Consciences" by Rotary Club

Location: Multipurpose Space of Albufeira

Until 24 Nov

Painting Exhibition "Pagan Goddesses and Others"

by Carmen dos Santos

Location: Albufeira's Municipal Tourism Office

Sun 25 Nov

10am

4th Youth Cross Country Albufeira

Location: Albufeira - Cross Track at Açoteias

From 3 Nov
To 26 Nov

Exhibitions of the illustrations by Rachel Caiano

allusive to the books of the writer Gonçalo M. Tavares

Location: Albufeira - Municipal Library Lídia Jorge

From 3 Nov
To 26 Nov

Painting Exhibition "The turns the world makes"

by Arlindo Correia Marfins

Location: Albufeira - Painter Samora Barros Art Gallery

From 7 Nov
To 30 Nov

Exhibition "Made in Algarve"

presents success cases of QREN

Location: Albufeira Town Hall

From 29 Nov
To 2 Dec

Annual Market Fair

 

Location: Caliços Market

For full list of events across the Algarve, open the Online Algarve Guide - November 2012
December 2012
From 18 Dec
To 21 Dec

Christmas Activities

Recreation and educational activities for children

Location: Albufeira - Municipal Library Lídia Jorge

Until 29 Dec

Sat & Mon: 11.30 - 1.30pm, 2pm - 7.30pm; Tue - Fri: 9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 7.15pm

«Algarve in free themes»

Photography exibit by Paderne Photo Club

Location: Lídia Jorge's Municipal Librabry

Until 29 Dec

Mon-Sat, 9.30am - 12.30am, 1.30pm - 5.30pm

"5th National Contest of Painting, Sculture and Photography"

«Rehabilitating through Art»

Location: Albufeira's Municipal Gallery

Until 30 Dec

Photo Exhibition "Inhabited Files: Metaphorical Collection"

by Rui Gregorio

Location: Albufeira's Archeological Museum

Until 31 Dec

Mon-Sat, 9.30am - 12.30am, 1.30pm - 5.30pm

«A More Ecological Christmas in Albufeira»

Traditional Christmas decoration contest made with recycled material

Location: Samora Barros Art Gallery

From 29 Dec
To 01 Jan

Paderne Medieval Fair

The town of Paderne will be the stage to parades, tournaments, exhibitions,
medieval market, musical performances and other types of historical
representations

Location: Paderne

Mon 31 Dec

10.30pm - 2am

New Year's Eve Festivities

In Old Town:
Shows starts at 10.30pm with the band "Expensive Souls".
Coundown and fireworks display at midnight, than the music performance restarts
for another 30min.

Location: Fishermen's Beach

On The Strip:
Fireworks display at midnight, than the «Star Parade»will go on until 2pm.

Location: Oura

For full list of events across the Algarve, open the Online Algarve Guide - December 2012

 

calendarRegular Markets in Albufeira County

 

Date/Time Event Location
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month Caliços Market  
3rd Friday of the month Guia Market  
1st Saturday of the month Paderne Market  
2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month Flea Market Caliços
1st Sunday of the month Flea Market Olhos d'Água
4th Saturday of the month Flea Market Areias de S. João