The farmers' market always takes place on Saturday mornings in some places in the Algarve, with two exceptions listed below.
The farmers from the area sell their own products, vegetables, honey, freshly baked bread, pickled olives, but live poultry are also offered there. The farmers market is a popular meeting place for young and old.Tourists can still experience typical Portuguese flair here.
The farmers market takes place every Saturday of the month in the following cities:
Albufeira, Aljezur, A. d. Pêra, Lagos, Olhão, S. B. de Alportel
On the 3rd Friday of the month in Sta. Bárbara de Nexe a farmers market takes place on the 2nd Saturday in Montenegro and every Sunday in Faro, Largo do Carmo.
In many places you will find one or even two market halls. In the market halls you can always get fresh fish, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruit and cheese. The market halls are usually only open until noon and are closed on Sundays.
The gypsy market is always very attractive, from spices, bread and sausages to underwear, shoes and African carvings, everything you can think of is offered. The gypsy market is usually on a certain day of the month in the towns, below you will find a list of all dates.
1. Mon Barão de São Miguel, Portimão
2. Mon Algoz
3. Mon Aljezur, Silves
4. Mon Odiáxere, S. B. Messines
1. Tue Albufeira, Budens
2. Tue Ferreiras (Albufeira)
3. Tue Albufeira
4. Tue Ferreiras (Albufeira)
every Wed Fonte Santa (Quarteira)
1. Mi Raposeira
1. Thu Ameixial (Loulé), Fuseta, Vila do Bispo
2. Thu Vaqueiro (Alcoutim)
3. Thu Alte
Last Thu Boliqueime
1. Fri Alcantarilha, Sagres
2. Fri Monchique
3. Fri Guia
Every Sat Lagos, Loulé, S. B. de Alportel
1. Sat Benafim, Lagos, Paderne, S. Marcos da Serra
2. Sat Castro Marim, Cortelha (Loulé)
3. Sat Tavira
4. Sat Tunes
Last Sat Azinhal (Loulé)
1. Sun Almancil, Azinhal (Castro Marim), Moncarapacho, Montenegro
2. Sun Aldeia Nova (V. R. Sto. António), Estoi, Lagoa
3. Sun Faro, Vila Nova de Cacela
4. Sun Almancil, Quelfes, Rogil (Aljezur), St. Catarina (Tavira)
The flea and flea markets in the Algarve are a popular Saturday or Sunday meeting point for everyone who loves second-hand fashion, furniture, books, records, homemade handicrafts or antiques. It is this special atmosphere that attracts people again and again and while browsing and strolling you always meet one or the other acquaintance to whom you can proudly present your bargain or Portuguese antiques.
The most interesting flea markets are listed below:
1. Sat Algoz, Alvor, Quarteira, Tavira
2. Sat Albufeira, V. R. Sto. António
3. Sat Albufeira, Castro Marim
4. Sat Areias de São João (Albufeira), Faro, Monte Gordo
1. Sun Aljezur, Boliqueime, Lagos, Montenegro (Faro), Olhos d’Água (Albufeira), Portimão
2. Sun Almancil, Chinicato (Lagos), Ferragudo, Fuseta
3. Sun Almancil, Portimão, S. B. de Alportel
4. Sun Lagoa, Quelfes