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A tourism-oriented city

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It is as if there were two different Albufeiras. On the one hand, the small fishermen’s village that enchanted the British artist Cliff Richards, as well as other famous visitors. On the other hand, the city that was built for tourism, developing around an old coastal village of white houses, Moorish arches, hotels located by the sea and, above all, an impressive profusion of tourism villas, discos, restaurants and so on. Some of the most famous and sought-after beaches of the Algarve are located in this council, such as Olhos de Água, Oura, Balaia or the magnificent Barranco das Belharucas beach. These beaches are situated in the east side. In the Lagoa direction, beyond the council’s headquarters, there are also other beaches worthmentioning, such as Salgados beach with its peculiar coastal lagoon. Everyone knows that nearby, in Almancil, there are many restaurants for all tastes and budgets, including Michelin Guide restaurants. As far as heritage is concerned, we should draw our attention to the interesting Paderne Castle, near Via do Infante and IC2. We can still see the remains of its walls made of rammed earth date back to the Islamic period.


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