Loulé Municipal Market, which opened after a restoration in 2007, is one of the most interesting buildings in Loulé. The building, in Moorish style was built in 1908, and was awarded with the prize "Prémio Turismo de Portugal" in 2007. It's near the historic city center and is open Monday to Saturday from 6:00am to 3:00pm
In Lagos there are two municipal markets, on the Avenue and San Amaro. The Avenue Market is located on the waterfront (Avenue Of the Discoveries), a few steps from the Plaza Gil Eannes, making it one of the busiest. It was opened in 1924. It is a food market, consisting of two stories: On the ground floor are the meat and fish stalls, and on top of fruit and vegetables. There is an area of stairs that leads from one floor to another, and in that spot, you will notice a colorful mosaic mural by artist Xana. It also has a terrace on the roof of the building, which has a dual functionality:- one side of the roof offers an excellent vantage point to get a great view of the seafront and the port, and the other side is a very convenient access (via the market´s lift) to the upper area of the city, avoiding the steep streets. So you know the "trick" to easily reach the Church of San Sebastian (must for visitors). It is open Monday to Saturday from 7-14 hours.
On the seafront in Olhao, at the height of Joaquim Lopes Patrão Praça, these neo Arab markets are located. They were built in the early twentieth century in 1915, and are rectangular, with four cylindrical towers crowned with metal domes. They are divided into two buildings dedicated to fruit and other fish. The fish is supplied by fishing boats that dock there. On Sundays, there is a popular market that is located around the municipal market.
The city market is located next to the bridge, there is a huge warehouse walk among fruit stalls, fresh vegetables and a variety of which can be bought at a very good price. There is also a variety of fish including the tuna is the economic mainstay of the area. It is surrounded by restaurants and simple fish tavernas where there are are excellent menus. Here we can enjoy the rides to Gilao Navigating on the river.
Ferragudo market is held the 2nd Sunday of each month. This is a fun market that over the years has come to specialise in antiques. However, it maintains the traditional floor stalls with rags and old dolls, clothing, spare parts, tools, toys, vinyl, VHS films, etc. The market opens from 9h to 13h and is full of German, Dutch and British tourists looking for bargains or simply browsing. The market starts at the central square next to a small pier overlooking the river and a little beyond the sea where ships and fishing boats anchor. An idyllic setting for unique buys.