With airlines now charging for excess luggage bringing gifts back from your holiday has become less, over the years with ceramic pottery places closing down after many years in business, but the Portuguese have for many years been artisans with skills often passed down through the generations. Now all over Portugal and the Algarve these craft fairs have become most popular places to visit and most offer hand made gift that can easily put in hand luggage or suitcase , unlike the bulky pottery of the past and most are very affordable for that special holiday gift
This is just of the many craft fairs in Portugal and the Algarve, this one is in the town of Armacao de Pera , along the seafront next to the tourist office and the old Casino building.
Craft fair in Algarve town of Armacao de pera
Open every day
10 am until 6 pm
July and August
6pm until Midnight
During July and August it is well worth taking a stroll after coming from a restaurant to see what the craft fair has to offer, as open until 12 midnight