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Albufeira, Algarve: 8 reviews and 9 photos

Albufeira is certainly the Tourist capital of the Algarve with it's many shops and vibrant night life but Albufeira has a firm place in history, In Roman times it was know as Baltum and later changed by the Moors to Al-Buhera which translates as 'Castle on the Sea'. For 5 full centuries Al-Buhera, alongside Faro, was a hotspot for trade under the Arabs, particularly with North Africa. Wander around the old town in Albufeira, and make the link between the narrow streets here and Moorish influence.

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Address: Albufeira, Algarve

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  • Written Mar 4, 2008
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