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Quarteira Market RPHGypsy markets, flea markets and farmers markets abound in the Algarve and depending on which one you go to, you can buy anything from a horse to a pair of shoes, from fresh fish to jewellery. Bargaining is the order of the day and is expected.

Many markets have food stalls and a delicious fartura (Portuguese donut) is a very popular snack to munch on whilst shopping. You may also find stalls with small churrasqueiras (BBQ grills) cooking chicken, pork belly strips and octopus, for breakfast or lunch.

If you are considering moving to the Algarve it is good to know that almost every town and village has a market and here is a handy list of some of them.

Monday    
  Algoz  Second Monday of the month. 8am – 1pm
  Aljezur  Third Monday of every month 8am – 2pm
  Portimão First Monday of each month 8am – 2pm
  São B. de Messines Fourth Monday of every month
  Silves Third Monday of the month 8am – 1pm
  Vila do Bispo Every Monday from 9am – 1pm
     
Tuesday    
  Albufeira First and Third Tuesday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Alvor Second Tuesday of the month 9am – 2pm
     
Wednesday    
  Quarteira Gypsy market every Wednesday 8am – 3pm
  Quarteira Every Wednesday Farmers market 9am – 1pm
  Raposeira First Wednesday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Vila do Bispo Every Wednesday Farmers market 9am – 1pm
     
Thursday    
  Alte Third Thursday of the month 8am – 2pm
  Boliqueime Last Thursday of the month 8am – 2pm
  Boliqueime First Thursday of the month 8am – 2pm
  Vaqueiros Every Second Thursday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Vila do Bispo First Thursday of the month 8am – 1pm
     
Quarteira market foodcourt
 
Algarve farmers market - meat stall
 

 

Friday    
  Alcantarilha First Friday of the Month 9am – 2pm
  Guia Third Friday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Monchique Second Friday of the month 8am – 2pm
  Sagres First Friday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Vila do Bispo First Friday of the month 9am – 2pm
     
Saturday    
  Alvor First Saturday of the month 8am – 6pm
  Azinhal  Last Saturday of the month 8am – 2pm
  Benafim First Saturday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Castro Marim Second Saturday of the month
  Lagos Weekly Farmers Market 8am – 2pm
  Lagos General market first Saturday of the month
  Loulé  Gypsy market and farmers market every Saturday of the month
  Monte Gordo Fourth Saturday of the month from 10am
  Paderne First Saturday of the month 9am – 1pm
  São Bras de Alportel General market every Saturday of the month 8am – 1pm
  São Marcos da Serra First Saturday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Tavira Third Saturday of the month 9am – 1pm
  Tunes Fourth Saturday of the month 8am – 1pm
  Vila Real d. S. António Second Saturday of the month from 10am
  Vila do Bispo Farmers market 9am – 1pm
     
Sunday    
  Almancil  Second Sunday 8am – 1pm
  Almancil General market first and fourth Sunday of the month from 10am
  Almancil  Flea market first and third Sunday of the month 7.30am – 2pm
  Azinhal First Sunday of the month 8am – 1pm
  Cabeça Gorda First Sunday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Barão de São João Large Flea market every fourth Sunday of the month
  Espiche Every third Sunday of the month
  Estoi Large market every second Sunday of the month 8am – 3pm
  Faro Second Sunday of the month 8am – 4pm
  Ferragudo Second Sunday of the month 8am – 1pm
  Lagoa Second Sunday 8am – 1pm
  Lagos First Sunday of the month
  Moncarapacho Large market first Sunday of the month 8am – 1pm
  Portimão   First and third Sunday of each month
  Pereiro Fourth Sunday of the month 9am – 2pm
  Tavira - Santa Catarina Flea market every fourth Sunday of the month 8am – 1pm
  Vila Real d. S. António Every third Sunday of the month 8am – 1pm
     
Algarve farmers market veg stall Algarve market sarong stall

Apart from the above, most villages and towns have a small indoor market for fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. These are usually in or near the Junta de Freguesia (parish council). You can also get the latest copy of the Algarve Resident, published every Thursday, for up to date information of markets and car boot sales.

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