You can thank the Moors for naming the beautiful city of Albufeira: they were so impressed with the town built on a hill and the lagoon and beach below it that they christened it al-Buhera, the `castle on the sea.` The Romans, Arabs and Portuguese all made their mark on this beautiful city, one of the largest in the Algarve.
Albufeira is perhaps best-known for its status as a sun-and-fun resort destination, bringing over 300,000 people to the city every year. The historic Old Town is jam-packed with buildings many hundreds of years old. Just up the road is the popular road known colloquially as `The Strip;` with lots of shops, restaurants and bars, it is a tourist`s dream. Visually and intellectually stimulating, Albufeira will have your full attention from morning to night.
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