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The Growing Village of Algoz is within the District of Silves. Whilst just 7 km away is the nearby City of Armacao de Pera, with a long golden beach the longest for central Algarve. Algoz originates from  the Arabic word “Al-Gûzz” which derives from the name of a war-like Asian tribe from the Middle East, dating back to the 12th century.

Past history of Algoz is macabre. As towns and villages that start with AL in the name date from the Moors period. In history Algoz was known for executions but no such evidence exists today. Algoz village has grown in popularity. The village hosts many events throughout the year. Best known for the largest monthly market in the Central Algarve (see market dates). Spread over a large area to the side of the village hall, which has a small playground in front. A very traditional market unlike others aimed at tourists.The Village has 2 banks with ATMs, as well a good choice of shops and Daily fish and fruit Market. Algoz boasts 10 different restaurants. Most offer a Prata da Dia (dish of the Day) with a 3 course meal with wine costing under €8.

Restaurants tend to get busy with local workers, at midday to 3pm.

Walk around the village, you will find houses boasting elaborate stone carving on parapet walls & windows. Showing the village had wealth from trading merchants who lived in the village.

   Old oil presses, stone troughs sit along the grass verge with a small picnic area that can be found on the road towards Silves. Further along stands the public open air laundry, built in 1933 but closed in the 1990’s. In the village centre sits a picturesque church with clock tower and cockerel weather vein. The village has a patron saint, Our Lady of mercy. Whilst in the village centre sits 4 granite grinding stones used in the olive oil pressing industry.

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Algoz Museum

Old Olive press

Main Church

Ancient monument on hilltop

Hill top view of Algoz

Old public laundry

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