The triangle formed between the squares Ferreira Almeida, Freedom and Francisco Gomes forms a maze of pedestrian streets, with the major retailers and financial institutions of Faro. you can go for a very pleasant stroll through the Vasco de Gama or Santo Antonio street or any of the small squares that suddenly appeared. The different restaurants and cafes in the area have terraces that invite you for a drink or food. I was struck by the extreme cleanliness of the streets, the beautiful cobblestone pavement, and the typical two-storey houses with tile facades, like the store. The towel drying awnings are well mounted stores both clothing and jewelry stores, franchises (like Mango), and even the recently opened Atrium Mall.
In the historic center of Portimao there are a few streets where the majority of the city's shopping is concentrated. Basically the streets are: Rua do Comercio, Sao Joao de Deus, Vasco de Gama and Diogo Tomé. They all start from the Alameda of the Republic Square. On these streets is where you'll find all kinds of phone shops, electronics, perfume, shoes stores, and fashion and accessories stores. You'll see franchises like Benetton, Mango, Calzedonia, or Bijou Brigitte.