Located in the heart of the old city, the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Albufeira exhibits a collection of artifacts found in the area. The collection, assembled by Father Jose Manuel de Azevedo is divided into four sections: Prehistory, Roman Period, Islamic Period, and Modern Age.
The Castle of Paderne sits in a dominant position on a hill next to the Quarteira River. It can be seen by passing motorists on the A22. It was built in the late 11th to early 12th centuries by Arabs and considered one of the best examples of Arab military architecture in the Iberian peninsula.