Albufeira in the Algarve

Albufeira in the Algarve

Albufeira is a Portuguese city belonging to the District of Faro, region and sub-region of the Algarve, with about 31 000 inhabitants. [1] It is the seat of a municipality with 140.66 km² of area[2] and 40 828 inhabitants (2011),[3][4] subdivided into 4 parishes. [5] The municipality is bordered to the west and northwest by the municipality of Silves, to the northeast and east by Loulé and to the south it has a wide coastline in the Atlantic Ocean. Due to a vibrant nightlife (bars, nightclubs, renowned restaurants), frequent parties and some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, Albufeira has become one of the largest tourist centers in the country, standing out as the Portuguese city with the largest number of resident foreigners, with 22.5% of the permanent population having been born abroad, particularly in other European countries. [6] A search of the cheerfulway website has elected Albufeira as the best place to live in Portugal. [7] Albufeira is a seaside town in the Algarve region, which is in the south of Portugal. The former fishing village has become a popular holiday destination, with beaches and a bustling area with nighttime attractions. Currently, local fishermen use the modern marina, which is also a base for diving, dolphin watching and boating. It is surrounded by colorful residential buildings with a seaside promenade. The toponym Albufeira comes from the Arabic word البحيرة (al-Buưayra), designation of the 17th century. VIII, which means the lagoon or by the sea, or, according to other experts, castle of the sea, with high and amphitheater on the sea. From the Arab period, the narrow alleyways, the old castle and the very white houses with their roofs and arches persist. The current area of the municipality of Albufeira has been occupied by man at least since the year 2000 BC. The Romans gave it the designation of Baltum, and the Arabs. who occupied it in 716, named it Albuar or Albuhera. [8] We find the five centuries of Arab p
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Services and Partners

Services and Partners

In view of the growing increase in our real estate transactions in recent years and the fact that most of our clients are French-speaking and do not reside in the ALGARVE, VILLAMARKET felt obliged to offer a range of services to our clients in addition to real estate mediation through our business partners : - For the services of solicitors and legal activities you can count on Dr. Diana Patrícia Oliveira Marques in our permanent in our albufeira marina store. - In order to value and maintain the assets of its clients, VILLAMARKET has the service of mediation of works through our decorator Andreia Coelho and in partnership with the company BRANQUIMENSO that will help our customers find the best contractors at the best price. In addition to the services of refurbishment and construction, BRANQUIMENSO also does cleaning service and has a laundry room open to the public in the area of Oura and Avenida dos Descobrimentos in ALBUFEIRA. - For the services of architecture and engineering you can count on our partner the Architect Sofia Nobre Costa being a great asset for the realization of the projects of our customers besides her speaking French. - For photo services reports and videos we count on our partner Raquel Moura as a professional photographer specialized in real estate and with excellent equipment such as drones and cameras with great qualities. Because real estate mediation is a trust-based people's business, VILLAMARKET relies on all its partners to continue our work providing the same service of excellence to our clients. Our partners are in our eyes and our after-sales service: - VILLAMARKET is a partner of the entities
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The Loulé Market

The Loulé Market

The Municipal Market of Loulé was inaugurated on June 27, 1908, when the City Council was chaired by José da Costa Mealha. The building was built according to the project of architect Alfredo Costa Campos, from Lisbon, although the same project has known some changes since the initial document of 1903 which in turn was already based on another project of 1898 whose author is unknown. The idea of building a market for fish, fruits and vegetables was already old and consensual, however, its location and the number of markets to be built did not meet the consensus of the Louletanos. The rivalry was felt mainly between the Parish of São Sebastião and the Parish of São Clemente. According to the newspapers of the time there were several proposals regarding the location of the Market. In 1891, the City Council commissioned the Faro Public Works Builder to project a project for the fish sales market. This market would be built next to Largo de Chafariz (now Largo D. Afonso III) and consisted of a rectangular plant with 33 meters long and 19.5 meters wide, had 60 stalls with one square meter each and nine compartments for storage. This project has not been implemented but reflects the House's concern about the sale of the fish because it is the same one that drew the most criticism from the Louletanos. After a long discussion, the Chamber then decided, at the end of the 19th century, to build the Market next to the building of the Town Hall and then began the expropriations and respective demolitions at the beginning of the 20th century. In architectural terms, the market has adopted the Arab-inspired Revival style with four pavilions and four access gates. However, the House did not have large financial resources at the time and the money available was insufficient for the implementation of the entire project. In this sense, the architect was asked to make some changes to the project, which were submitted in 1905 and which basically targeted the
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