Book online with us your Algarve Holiday in Loule - golf tee times, golf packages, hotels and transfers at the online lowest rate, guaranteed.
€27 (4 pax)
Nearby Golf Courses:
The municipality town of Loule is situated inland in the central segment of the Algarve and on the north-west side of Faro. The origins of the place as a hamlet are uncertain but possibly it existed from about 400BC. When the Moors occupied the Algarve in 715 it already existed as a large village. The fortified town fell into the hands of the Christians in 1249, and in 1291 King Dom Dinis granted the Loule the right to hold an annual fair thus establishing its importance as the leading town in the region of the Algarve. Very little to nothing remains today of the defending castle and walls. In a small, peaceful garden named Jardim dos Amuados (Garden of Sulks), there is an ancient Arab cemetery
On the west side of the town is a steep hill crowned by a dome shaped building which is the Church of Nossa Senhora da Piedade. An annual event is when a religious procession manually carries a heavy shrine up to the church involving some very strong locals. The town itself has many restaurants, bars and shops in its main streets. The town is also famous for the large and interesting Saturday morning gipsy market and tourist travel in busloads from holiday towns. There is a Municipal Museum hosting the history items from the locality. Close to the ruins of the castle walls is the Convent of Espirito Santo which houses the municipal art gallery. In the Rua Gil Vicente, 14, there is a permanent exhibition of items relating to the local industry of dried fruits. The annual Loule Carnival is one of the most important events and takes place in February over 3 days. It is s a very lively and colourful affair with a procession, music and dancing, fancy-dress, and attracting people from all over the Algarve. It is traditional at this event for spectators to throw water bombs and eggs!