If you're early in Olhão and need to wait for the ferry to bring you to one of the isles, take a look in the market buildings by the water front. You'll definitely find some specialities there to take home. However, the goods do not come not cheap. It's definitely not a place to do a bargain. Right in front of these market buildings, the street right in the middle of them, leads up to the city center that displays the wealth of bygone days. Personally, I consider Olhao one of the most interesting and genuine cities in the Algarve. To be enjoyed! If only from one of the terraces at the market buildings. There's a vibrant atmosphere about the place.