Opening Hours in the Algarve

Shops are opened from Monday to Friday, between 09.00hrs and 19.00hrs, with lunch break from 13.00hrs to 15.00hrs.

On Saturdays, shops open only in the morning, from 09.00hrs to 13.00hrs.

The exception is the shopping centres that do a 10.00hrs to 22.00hrs stretch 7 days a week.

The large Supermarkets also stay open until 22.00 hrs, 7 days a week.

Banks are usually opened from Monday to Friday, between 08.30hrs and 15.00hrs. Exchange houses operate everyday between 09.00hrs and 13.00hrs and from 14.00hrs to 19.00hrs.

To see the conversion between am. pm. and the 24 hour clock see the 'Time' page.