Quarteira Wednesday Gypsy Market


This bustling outdoor market with over 150 vendors is held every Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Quarteira. A typical Portuguese market that you find in almost every town and the nearest to Vilamoura. The Wednesday Market has become increasingly popular, attracting visitors from all over the Algarve. You can purchase clothes, cork items, shoes, linen, handbags, jewellery and a wide range of knockoffs.

Quarteira Gypsy Market

What’s for sale at the Quarteira Market?

  • Clothing and accessories: The largest category, offering everything from casual wear to shoes, handbags, belts and jewellery. 
  • Homewares: Linens, towels, kitchenware and other household items are common finds.
  • Souvenirs: Typical Portuguese goods like cork items, ceramics and trinkets.
  • Limited fresh produce: Some vendors may sell fruit and vegetables, though this isn’t the main focus (visit the fruit market in town)
  • Street food: Typical Portuguese street food and snacks
  • Knockoffs: Expect replicas of designer bags, sunglasses, watches and other accessories.
Quarteira Wednesday Gypsy Market
Quarteira Market. Image: Junta de Freguesia de Quarteira

Tips for visiting

  • Bring cash: Most vendors will not accept cards.
  • Keep belongings secure: Be mindful of pickpockets in crowded areas.
  • Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated: Especially important in the summer months.
  • Haggling is the norm: Don’t hesitate to bargain for a better price! 
  • Lively and crowded: This is a bustling market with a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Early birds win: For the best selection and smaller crowds, arrive early in the morning.
  • Embrace the experience: The browsing and bargaining are all part of the adventure!

Quarteira Market opening times

Every Wednesday morning from 8am to 2pm (closed on public holidays)


Quarteira Flea Market, EM527-2 621A, 8125-020 Quarteira

Getting to the market from Vilamoura

– car/taxi:

The market has its own large free parking area. Fills up quite quickly after 9am so get there early. Drive to the Lidl Supermarket in Fonte Santa. Park at the supermarket (free) and walk down to the market (3 minutes); a taxi is the easiest way to get there.

– by bus:

You can walk from Vilamoura along the beach to the Quarteira fish market and catch the free market bus. The bus goes to the farmers market, the gypsy market and back to the fish market. If you miss the bus coming back there are usually plenty of taxis.

Catch the regular bus from Vilamoura to Quarteira stop 38 on the green line. More info on buses here.

If visiting from other towns check out the bus tours below with hotel pick-up.

Is the Quarteira Wednesday Market worth visiting?

If you love finding hidden gems, enjoy the thrill of a negotiation and crave a local experience, the Quarteira Gypsy Market is a must-do. Leave your expectations at the gate and come ready to browse and bargain.

Quarteira Wednesday Gypsy Market

Quarteira Fish Market

The best place to buy the freshest fish and seafood is the Quarteira fish market. Open daily in the summer the vendors get their wares directly from the fisherman. You can walk to the fish market just follow the promenade from Vilamoura Marina Beach. 

Opening Hours for the Fish Market in Quarteira

October to March
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Closed on Sundays, except during Carnival and long weekends when it is open from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

April to June
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Sundays: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

July to September
Monday to Sunday: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Quarteira Farmers Markets

The farmers market is held in Quarteira on Wednesday mornings on the same day as the gypsy market (different location).


If you’re visiting from Vilamoura just get a taxi or bus to the market.

From other towns such as Albufeira or further away book one of these convenient tours provided by Viator.


Is the Loulé Gypsy market better than Quarteira?

The Loulé Gypsy Market on Saturdays is very similar to the Quarteira Market. The vendors are essentially the same for both markets. Loulé has also the Historic Market which a popular tourist site to visit.