Just 16km inland from Faro, Loule is a bustling market town well known for its history.
Explore the streets just beneath the Moorish castle which itself is now a museum, marvel at the almost spaceship-esque dome of the church of Nossa Senora da Piedade, enjoy the daily market in the Arabian style market building and the Saturday gypsy market, which is famed across the Algarve.
There's cafes and restaurants aplenty in the criss crossed cobbled streets of this pretty Algarve town and many a garden and square to sit in and relax under the shade of a tree while you plan what to see next.
If you're looking for somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal Algarve, yet within easy reach of its glorious beaches, Loule is a fabulous choice.
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