Loulé seems like the perfect fit for a future visit?
Choosing to rent and ride a bike in Loulé is definitely one of the best ways to experience the city. Rent one of ours while spending your vacation in Loulé, Portugal.
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Loulé is known as a traditional Portuguese market town, and a popular destination for a day trip. Tourists are very attracted to Loulé because of its historic center of character, vibrant market and authentic Portuguese atmosphere.
Loulé’s focal point is a closed market inspired by Arabs, with stalls selling local handicrafts, local products, and freshly caught fish. Around the market there are busy shopping streets, plazas lined with trees and a warren of alleys, which have remained virtually unchanged since the medieval period. Within this delightful historical center, there is an ancient castle, the Gothic Igreja Matriz church and the remains of Loule’s solid defenses.
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Although it looks like a typical medieval fortress today, the story of Loulé castle begins more than 2,000 years ago. At this time was Castro, the defensive settlement of the Bronze Age, and then trading posts for the Phoenicians and Carthage. Then the Romans took responsibility, and after that the Visigoths, while the Moors took over in 715 when the fortress began to take its current appearance.
There is a branch of the city museum inside, re-creating the medieval castle’s kitchen and showing various findings from archeological excavations. And of course you can’t miss the opportunity to climb the fortresses of the 14th and 15th centuries and direct your eyes to the city like a medieval guard.
Mercado de Loulé
Both are inseparable daily facilities and a beautiful monument, Loulé market hall can be misinterpreted as a Moorish palace from the outside. This structure is from 1908 and has arches and curved towers with an oriental dome outside.
Get there as early as possible for fresh produce and talented craftsman products, while there is also a separate room for fish and seafood that was caught only hours before.
Praia da Falésia
Both sides of the marina at Vilamoura are miles of beach with fine golden sand. Closest to the west is the Blue Flag-rated Praia da Falésia, which is surrounded by reddish cliffs and runs for 5.5 kilometers. In autumn and winter these stones are used by rain and wind to feed sand on the beach, and it is not unusual to see small sand dunes at the base of a cliff. As for water, it only has moderate currents and is swim-friendly because there are no rocks hiding in the waves.
The Gypsy Saturday Market
The Saturday market is designed for Portuguese, who are looking for cheap and delicious street food! It was filled with stalls selling cheap clothes, random hardware items and gifts ranging from crafts to old jumble. The market is held on the west side of the city.
The Igreja Matriz (Igreja de Clemente)
Igreja Matriz is a 13th century gothic church that was converted from a mosque. This church has a plain white painted exterior, but a prominent feature is the bell tower which was originally a minaret. This church is often called the Igreja de Clemente, because Loule was captured from the Moors on November 23 (1249), the patron’s holy day of Saint Clemente. This church overlooks the beautiful Amuados park, which was originally a grave.
However rent a bike in Loulé can be a setting for extraordinary biking adventures and rent a bike in Loulé is also the best way to see unusually seen sights of Loulé, a deep way to get to know people, food, culture and history of Loulé, Portugal.
You can choose the bike that suits you best and available for rent. If you’re not sure which bike is good for you, contact MTB Algarve team and let us know! You can also try a special road tour into the unknown part of Algarve.
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