Experience the Laid-Back Charm of Loule
Steeped in history and retaining its distinct old-world charm, holidays to Loule will reveal to you an idyllic destination perfect for a relaxing getaway.
Found in the heart of the Algarve region just 16km north of Faro, this fascinating town will offer you plenty to see and experience during your break. Stunning architecture sits between a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, lined with restaurants, bars and cafes while its historical sites have lured holidaymakers for decades. Whatever you crave – be it endless sunshine, delicious cuisine or an opportunity to delve into Portugal’s considerable past, Loule holidays are sure to provide.
Markets and Castles
Culture vultures will revel in the sites to be discovered on holidays to Loule. Your first stop should be the 13th century castle that occupies the area, where you’ll find your fair share of Roman ruins in one of the most impressive castles in Portugal. Across the courtyard lies the Municipal Museum, while further down the street you’ll find the Convent of Espirito Santo housing the municipal art gallery.
If you’d rather skip the museums, the gypsy market held each Saturday is a must-see. Situated opposite the striking convent of St Antonio, this mass of colour and sound should be enough to firmly immerse you in the spirit of Loule – purchase a range of souvenirs from linen, lace and ceramics to leather goods and handmade clothing. If you’re on the hunt for food, head next door to the Arabian-style market for everything from fresh fish to fruit and vegetables.
Those seeking sea and sand on their Loule holidays won’t have to look too far either – the nearby resort of Albufeira offer enough beaches to keep sun-worshippers happy while those looking to shimmy into a wetsuit and enjoy a wealth of water sports should head to Portimao for everything from sailing to scuba-diving.