Markets on the Algarve

A wide variety of markets selling everything from local produce to second hand goods


Most towns and cities in the Algarve have municipal markets which open from Monday to Saturday and offer a wide range of fresh local produce including fish, fruit and vegetables, olives, cheeses and cured meats.

In addition to the daily markets there are regular gypsy markets, flea markets and farmers markets across the region, where you can buy everything from a live duck to a pair of trainers.

The majority of markets open early - around 8am to 9am - and vendors start to pack up at lunch time.

Many markets have stalls and vans selling street food. Portuguese donuts - farturas - are very popular and there's nothing quite like the smell of chicken cooking over charcoal to get your taste buds going! Here's a list of popular markets across the Algarve, and there are probably more.

Flea Markets (Car Boot Sales)

 

Where When Locale
ALBUFEIRA
Caliços, Albufeira 2nd & 3rd Saturday of the month In front of the municipal market
São João, Albufeira 4th Saturday of the month Near the municipal market
Olhos de Água 1st Sunday of the month Torre da Medronheira
ALJEZUR
Aljezur town 1st Sunday of the month Elementary School Primária dos Vales
LAGOA
Lagoa town 4th Sunday of the month: 8am - 1pm FATACIL showground
Ferragudo, Lagoa 2nd Sunday of the month: 8am - 1pm Ferragudo centre
Porches 3rd Sunday of the month Associação Cultural Desportiva Recreativa
LAGOS
Lagos city 1st Sunday of the month Sports ground car park
Barão de S. João, Lagos 4th Sunday of the month Next to the football field
Chinicato, Lagos 2nd Sunday of the month  
LOULÉ
Almancil, Loulé 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sunday of the month Near the school (Escola C+S)
OLHÃO
Fuzeta, Olhão 1st Sunday of the month By the campsite
Quelfes, Olhão 4th and 5th Sunday of the month In front of the school EB 1
PORTIMÃO
Portimão city 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month Parque de Feiras e Exposições
SILVES
Silves city 3rd Saturday of the month By the municipal pool
Algoz 1st Saturday of the month Largo da Várzea
S. BRÁS DE ALPORTEL
São Brás de Alportel town 3rd Sunday of the month Park Roberto Nobre
TAVIRA
Tavira city 1st & 5th Saturday of the month Municipal market
VRSA    
Vila Real de Santo António town 2nd Saturday of the month: 10am Praça Marquês de Pombal
Monte Gordo, VRSA 4th Saturday of the the month: 10am By the tourist office
Vila Nova de Cacela, VRSA 1st Saturday of the month Campsite, Caliço


Gypsy and Farmers Markets

Where When Locale
ALBUFEIRA
Albufeira city 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month: 9am - 2pm Rua das Escolas
Ferreiras, Albufeira 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month: 8am - 3pm Sítio do Tominhal, next to Auto Jardim
Guia, Albufeira 3rd Friday of the month: 9am - 2pm  
Paderne, Albufeira 1st Saturday of the month Pé da Cruz
ALCOUTIM
Pereiro, Alcoutim 4th Sunday of the month: 9am - 2pm In front of the church
Vaqueiros, Alcoutim 2nd Thursday of the month: 9am - 2pm Rua do Poço Novo
ALJEZUR    
Aljezur town 3rd Monday of the month: 8am - 2pm By the new church
Rogil, Aljezur 4th Sunday of the month: 8am - 1pm By the church
CASTRO MARIM    
Castro Marim town 2nd Saturday of the month: 8am - 1pm  
FARO
Faro city 2nd Sunday of the month Near the municipal theatre
Estói, Faro 2nd Sunday of the month Junto ao Mercado Abastecedor
Montenegro, Faro 1st Sunday of the the month In front of the Junta da Freguesia
LAGOA
Lagoa town 2nd Sunday of the month (not in Aug) FATACIL Showground
LAGOS
Lagos city Every Saturday - general market Bus Station
Lagos city 1st Saturday of the month - gypsy market Near the municipal stadium
Odiáxere, Lagos 4th Monday of the month Largo do Moinho
LOULÉ
Loulé city Every Saturday: 9am - 2pm In front of Convento de St. António
Almancil, Loulé 1st and 4th Sunday of the month By the C+S school
Alte, Loulé 3rd Thursday of the month Largo José Cavaco Vieira
Ameixial, Loulé 1st Thursday of the month E.N. 2
Azinhal, Loulé 1st Sunday of month: 8am - 1pm As you enter the village
Benafim, Loulé 1st Saturday of month Rua 25 de Abril
Boliqueime, Loulé Last Thursday of the month: 8am - 2pm Largo de Igreja
Cortelha, Loulé 2nd Saturday of the month  
Quarteira, Loulé Every Wednesday: 9am - 2.30pm Fonte Santa
Querença, Loulé Last Sunday of the month Largo da Igreja Matriz
MONCHIQUE
Monchique town 2nd Friday of the month Largo do Mercado
OLHÃO
Fuzeta 1st Thursday of the month Near the camp site
Moncarapacho 1st Sunday of the month Torrinha - near the football ground
Quelfes 4th & 5th Sunday of the month In front of the school EB1
PORTIMÃO
Portimão city 1st Monday of the month (Not in August or November) Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão – Caldeira do Moinho
Alvor, Portimão 2nd Tuesday of the month: 9am – 2pm. Dunas do Alvor (Estrada da Torralta)
Alvor, Portimão Every Sunday - farmers market: 8am - 1pm By the fisherman's huts
S. BRÁS DE ALPORTEL
S. Brás de Alportel town Every Saturday: 8am - 1pm Rua Boaventura Passos
SILVES
Silves city 3rd Monday of the month Near the cemetary
Silves city Every Saturday  - fruit and veg street market Around the municipal market
Alcantarilha, Silves 1st Friday of the month Village centre
Algoz, Silves 2nd Monday of the month: 8am - 1pm Largo da Várzea
São Bartolomeu de Messines, Silves 4th Monday of the month Largo da Feira
São Marcos da Serra, Silves 1st Saturday of the month Near the cemetery
Tunes, Silves 4th Saturday of the month Rua 1.º de Maio
TAVIRA
Tavira city 3rd Saturday of the month Ria Formosa Parque de Feiras e Exposições
Santa Catarina, Tavira 4th Sunday of the month Rua 1.º de Maio
VRSA    
Vila Real de Santo António town 1st Sunday of the month Praça Marquês de Pombal
Vila Nova de Cacela, VRSA 3rd Sunday of the month Parque de Feiras
VILA DO BISPO    
Vila do Bispo town 1st Thursday of the month In front of the municipal market
Barão de São Miguel, VdB 1st Monday of the month Rua das Flores
Budgens, VdB 1st Tuesday of the month Centre of village
Raposeira, VdB 1st Wednesday of the month In front of the school
Sagres, VdB 1st Friday of the month In front of the municipal market

The dates and times of markets are subject to change so please check with the local tourist office.