Albufeira attractions

Sculpture in Albufeira

Fiesa

Fiesa is the world's biggest sand-sculpture contest. Artists are given 45,000 tonnes of sand to sculpt, and their truly amazing creations (up to 12m high and illuminated at night) can be admired throughout the seaso…
Beach in Albufeira

Praia da Falésia

One of the Algarve's most impressive beaches is this 6km-long strip of sand backed by stunning cliffs in several shades of ochre. Starting 8.5km east of Albufeira, the strand gets very crowded in summer, especially …
Beach in Albufeira

Praia da Galé

Beginning 9km west of Albufeira, Praia da Galé is long (5km), sandy and less crowded than many other beaches in the area.
Museum in Albufeira

Museu Municipal de Arqueologia

Excavated from the municipality and its surrounds (such as the castle in the village of Paderne), pieces dating from the prehistoric era to the 16th century are showcased at this small museum. Highlights include a b…
Museum in Albufeira

Museu de Arte Sacra

This tiny museum is housed in the beautifully restored 18th-century Chapel of San Sebastian and exhibits sacred art from surrounding churches that survived the 1755 earthquake. The main draws are the gilded wooden a…