Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Visiting Lisbon [Part 2/3]: Trip to Albufeira

In the second part of the Lisbon Travel Series, we will actually depart from Lisbon for a moment, and take a drive south to the small town Albufeira on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a main tourist destination, due to its coastal location. The Old Town is situated right one the rugged coastline and is predominantly a pedestrian area. Let's take a look.

This is a multi-part travel series. Other parts include:
Part One: The Inner City and Oceanarium
Part Two: A Trip to Albufeira
Part Three: Above the City 

click on the images for a bigger view



Albufeira has two main beaches, Praia dos Pescadores, or the Fisherman's beach, and Praia do Túnel, or the tunnel beach to the West, which is accessed through a tunnel through the cliffs.



The beaches are connected, and from the "Praia dos Pescadores" you can walk for miles, eastbound and will find  a new beach again and again.


To the west the beaches are bordered by the Albufeira Marina, a harbour which offers a variety of boat trips along the Algarve coast.


The Strip's main street is Avenida Francisco Sa Carneiro which is full of bars and restaurants.


Despite the modern achievements and the millions of tourists that visit every year, Albufeira has maintained its unique feel and is still the fisherman's town it has always been.



End of Part Two
To be continued...

In the last part (which will be up on Friday) we will explore more from Lisbon, including some stunning sweeping views from a lookout in the city.


38 comments:

  1. Enchanting beach/fishing village .....I love it!
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  2. I do love the ambiance of a fishing village!
    Gorgeous scenes again Mersad.

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  3. those beaches look inviting. :)

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  4. How can you post photographs of beach life, blue sky and sunshine while we have currently grey, overcast sky, freezing drizzle and cold temperatures here in the south of Germany, Mersad???

    ;-)

    Great summer memories!

    Uwe.

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  5. Ach, ich sehe gerade, ich hätte meinen Kommentar sicherlich auch auf Deutsch schreiben können! ;-)

    Wie war noch mal die Übersetzung??? Wir haben gerade wunderbar warmes Wetter hier im Süden von Deutschland zu Beginn des Dezembers - heute haben 26°C - hier bei mir im Büro!

    ;-)

    Gruß, Uwe.

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    1. Danke für deinen Kommentar Uwe. Ich würde ja auch gerne auf den sonnigen Stränden sein, bei uns ist auch kaltes Wetter. Da hilft nur noch sich über Bilder and die Sommerzeit zu errinern. :)

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  6. What incredibly beautiful beaches, Mersad!! I would love to visit there, but your captures are the next best thing!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your week is going well!!

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  7. I've never been in Albufeira, but it looks gorgous! your photos as well are great!

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  8. Albufeira looks gorgous ! Beautiful pictures ! Have a nice week :)

    Sabrina

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    1. Thank you Sabrina for visiting.

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  9. The beaches are gorgeous and i love seeing the sea and the waves

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    1. Thank you. I also like the beaches, as well as the soft waves landing on shore.

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  10. Great pictures! It's been so long since I've been to Portugal, there must be 7 years now...
    Have a nice evening!
    Ioana

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  11. Divne; sad zelim i ja da to vidim!

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  12. Beautiful! Portugal is in my wishing list! Thanks for sharing with communal global!
    I'm your newest follower!
    http://m-as-me.blogspot.it

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  13. I would love to walk those beaches - gorgeous!

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  14. It looks very beautiful through your lens!

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  15. The cliffs and that beach are breathtaking! :)

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  16. Wundervoll....vor allem dieser helle Sand ist für mich mittlerweile sowas von ungewöhnlich ;-)

    Danke dir fürs mitnehmen und ganz liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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  17. What a splendid place this must be! Your photos have made me curious to know more about Albufeira.

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  18. The Lisbon beach looks verywide and beautiful beach, Mersad.

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  19. I hope you had a wonderful time! Great image, and I thank you for sharing at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/summer-memories.html

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  20. Portugal has a special place in my heart, though I had never been there. In the 50s, my Dad went from Tropical Borneo to England, He made 2 great friends from Portugal. Though my Dad had died, one of them continued to be friend of us children.

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  21. It would be grand to be on a nice beach like this one right about now.

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  22. Great shots, as always!

    ROG, ABCW

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  23. A beach like this for my cold and weary bones is just what I want and need right now.

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  24. I could really feel the heat in these pictures. I didn't get a chance to go on the beach when I was there so that was a bonus for me.

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  25. beautiful beach scenes Mersad.

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  26. the beach is beautiful! Looks like a fabulous place for a vacation. My family was just talking about where to go next year... {:-Deb

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  27. A beautiful city and beach. The illumination of the city after dark makes for a lovely photo.

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  28. Hi Mersad,
    I liked the views of the beaches (though I am not much of a water person) which are pretty.
    The street scene in the village is also very nice.

    Have a Beautiful Day!

    Peace :)

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  29. What a cool and lovely place to visit!

    Thanks for linking to the letter C.

    A+

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  30. A lovely town.,..beautiful beach views!

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