Quelfes in eastern Algarve P is a small village within the District of Olhao situated on the EN398 road between Olhao and Moncarapacho. For those using Google maps, the road will not show as the EN398. The village has swelled in the numbers of residents, which has now doubled in the past 20 years 20,000.
Quelfes has made a name for itself as one of the large monthly market places to visit. Holding a antiques market on the 4th Sunday of the month, with buyers coming from as far afield as Spain. The monthly local Produce market held on the 5th Sunday, with locals coming from surrounding villages, both markets are well worth visiting. Arranged in an orderly fashion within a large purpose laid out market square, consisting of tarmac hard standing, so no muddy shoes should it rain. Easily found just 50 metres from the main church of the town on the main road. Quelfes also has a small village hall/tourist office. The main church (Igreja Matriz de Quelfes) dates from the 16th century. Quelfes Coat of arms has a bridge which might appear insignificant to many visitors. For those seeking history it refers to the restored Roman Bridge just before you reach Quelfes coming from Olhao.
Old communal water nora
Restored Roman Bridge
Dates from 16th century
Holds large antiques market
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