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ABOUT FORUM ALGARVE

Forum Algarve is a meeting point and almost a mandatory stop for thousands of people, both for locals as tourists.

This building was designed and inspired by the Algarve’s architecture, history, and tradition, making it a pleasant place full of natural light and a vibrant energy unique in this region.

Forum Algarve also is ideally located. It’s situated at the western entrance to Faro and just to 5 minutes from Faro International Airport.

This shopping center has more than 100 stores of prestigious and international brands such as Bimba Y Lola, Fnac, Gant, GMS Apple Store, Guess, JD Sports, Lacoste, Nespresso, Samsung, Tous, and Zara as well as a dental clinic and pharmacy.

Fans of a good movie can count with Cinemas NOS, equipped with the latest sound and image technology.

Alongside this, the center has a food court with more than 20 restaurants prepared to satisfy every palate, from fast-food to international food and, of course, typical Portuguese cuisine.

For those who go by car, you don’t have to worry about parking space, as Forum Algarve has a free covered parking with capacity for 2500 vehicles.

Forum Algarve also has a flight information service connected in real time to Faro International Airport, a free boarding pass printing service, train and bus ticket sales and lockers for luggage storage, all with the comfort of our visitors in mind.

THE LOCATION

Forum Algarve has an excellent location. As you enter through the western entrance of Faro, our building is one of the first you will see. You will certainly feel like visiting us right away.

We’re biased, of course, but our shopping center has truly beautiful architecture!

And what to say about the city of Faro? There is a lot to say and even more to see!

Being capital of district, Faro benefits from a series of services and infrastructures that make it an increasingly complete and great city to live, work, study or spend a few pleasant days on holiday.

Besides Faro International Airport, which is a 5 minute drive from Forum Algarve, this fantastic city also has a university which receives students from all over the country and the world, two hospitals – one public and one private -, and also two theatres, one of which – the Teatro das Figuras – is a 1 minute walk from our shopping center.

As a result, many people come to Forum Algarve for dinner before or after a show at this cultural venue.

 

What also attracts visitors to Faro is the fact that it is bordered by the Ria Formosa and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It is well worth walking through the labyrinths of the Ria Formosa and observing the flamingos and other species that live there.

You can do this by taking a boat from the pier at Portas do Mar, one of the entrances to Vila-Adentro, Faro’s picturesque and charming historic center, with various points of interest to visit, such as the Municipal Museum and the Faro Cathedral.

There is no lack of reasons to come to Faro. Even for those who live or stay in other places in the Algarve, you can get here in no time, either by car, train or bus.

Forum Algarve has an excellent location. As you enter through the western entrance of Faro, our building is one of the first you will see. You will certainly feel like visiting us right away.

We’re biased, of course, but our shopping center has truly beautiful architecture!

And what to say about the city of Faro? There is a lot to say and even more to see!

Being capital of district, Faro benefits from a series of services and infrastructures that make it an increasingly complete and great city to live, work, study or spend a few pleasant days on holiday.

Besides Faro International Airport, which is a 5 minute drive from Forum Algarve, this fantastic city also has a university which receives students from all over the country and the world, two hospitals – one public and one private -, and also two theatres, one of which – the Teatro das Figuras – is a 1 minute walk from our shopping center.

As a result, many people come to Forum Algarve for dinner before or after a show at this cultural venue.

 

What also attracts visitors to Faro is the fact that it is bordered by the Ria Formosa and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It is well worth walking through the labyrinths of the Ria Formosa and observing the flamingos and other species that live there.

You can do this by taking a boat from the pier at Portas do Mar, one of the entrances to Vila-Adentro, Faro’s picturesque and charming historic center, with various points of interest to visit, such as the Municipal Museum and the Faro Cathedral.

There is no lack of reasons to come to Faro. Even for those who live or stay in other places in the Algarve, you can get here in no time, either by car, train or bus.

OPENING HOURS

Stores and Restaurants

Everyday: 10am – 11pm

Auchan Hypermarket

Everyday: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm

Information Desk

Everyday: 10am – 11pm

Cinemas

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Sunday and holidays: 10:30 am – 11:00 pm

Parking

Everyday: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm

USEFUL INFO. | CONTACTS

Forum Algarve

(+351) 289 889 300

Emergency

112

Hospital

(+351) 289 891 100

Municipal Firemen

(+351) 289 888 000

PSP

(+351) 289 899 899 / (+351) 289 822 022

Táxis

(+351) 289 895 795

Algarve Tourism Board

(+351) 289 800 400

HOW TO GET TO US

By bus

Nearest stops:

Forum Algarve (1 minute walk)

Teatro Municipal / Forum Algarve (7 minutes on foot)

António Belchior Júnior (7 minutes on foot)

Horta das Figuras (8 minutes on foot)

Est. Sra. Saúde – Horta das Figuras (8 minutes on foot)

Escola Superior de Saúde (9 minutes on foot)

Gasolineira BP (11 minutes on foot)

 

Vamus Algarve Lines:

68 Olhão – Loulé

66 Albufeira – Vila Real de Sto. António

60 Faro – Loulé (through Sta. B. de Nexe)

59 Faro – Loulé

57 Faro – Lagos (Transrápido)

10 Albufeira – Faro (through Loulé)

9 Albufeira – Faro

 

Próximo Lines: 1 | 4 | 5 | 5A | 9 | 10 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 18 | 19 | 57 | 59 | 60 | 65 | 66| 67 | 68 | 69

From the Airport

By car: N125-10

By bus: Próximo: Lines 16 e 19

Vamus Algarve:

118 Loulé – Aeroporto (through University)

56 Aerobus

57 Faro – Lagos (Transrápido)

Taxi and Uber

Táxis: +351 289 895 795

Uber

QUALITY, ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK

Forum Algarve has implemented an Integrated Management System for Quality, Environment and Security and Health at Work. This system is certified under the requirements of the reference standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, respectively.

These standards, created by the International Organization for Standardization, are technical documents of international reference, and are therefore tools which enhance the achieving of objectives associated to the quality of the products and services provided (ISO 9001), environmental performance (ISO 14001) and health and safety at work (ISO 45001). This, taking into account the concerns of the interested parties, respect for the environment and risk-based thinking.

Within the framework of its Integrated Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management System, Forum Algarve seeks to develop processes that guarantee the quality of its services, comply with its legal obligations, implement good practices and control environmental impacts, minimise occupational risks and prevent incidents, identify and resolve non-conformities and pursue continuous improvement.

Forum Algarve has implemented an Integrated Management System for Quality, Environment and Security and Health at Work. This system is certified under the requirements of the reference standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, respectively.

These standards, created by the International Organization for Standardization, are technical documents of international reference, and are therefore tools which enhance the achieving of objectives associated to the quality of the products and services provided (ISO 9001), environmental performance (ISO 14001) and health and safety at work (ISO 45001). This, taking into account the concerns of the interested parties, respect for the environment and risk-based thinking.

Within the framework of its Integrated Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management System, Forum Algarve seeks to develop processes that guarantee the quality of its services, comply with its legal obligations, implement good practices and control environmental impacts, minimise occupational risks and prevent incidents, identify and resolve non-conformities and pursue continuous improvement.

FAQ

How many stores does Forum Algarve have?

Forum Algarve has 117 stores with 21 restaurants, the NOS Cinemas (5 screening rooms), 1 Dental Clinic, 1 Pharmacy and 1 Auchan Hypermarket.

Where can I claim and/or deliver "Lost/Found" items?

Whenever you lose or find something, you should go to a security guard or directly to the Information Desk, where you will be given all the necessary information about lost property items.

Which public transports provide access to Forum Algarve and where are they located?

To reach Forum Algarve by public transport you can use the “Próximo” Minibus, which stops at Forum Algarve every 15 minutes and goes to the entrance of the Centre’s outdoor park, or use the “Vamus” urban buses which will drop you off near the roundabout in front of Forum Algarve. You can also take a taxi, which will drop you off right at the main entrance of the Shopping Centre.

Where are the public payphones?

The public phones are located at the north (green zone) and south (orange zone) entrances of Forum Algarve, on level -1.

Where are the WCs located?

There are two sets of WCs on Level 0 and Floor 1 of Forum Algarve. Each set consists of two WCs for women, two WCs for men, a family WC, a WC for people with reduced mobility, a nursery and a breastfeeding room, all duly equipped.

Where are the ATM terminals?

Forum Algarve has eleven ATM terminals located on Levels -1, 0 and 1.

Where are the vehicle charging points?

Mobi.e charging points are available in the upper car park and also in the underground car park in the green zone. More information on point specifications, availability and pricing on the website – https://www.mobie.pt/redemobie/encontrar-posto

What are the contacts for the Information Desk?

If you need to contact the Information Desk, you can do so by phone: +351 289 889 300. The Information Desk is open during the same opening hours as the Shopping Centre.

I have reduced mobility. How can I access Forum Algarve?

In order to provide equal access for all, Forum Algarve has accessible entrances for reduced mobility through the outdoor and upper car park, through the conveyor belt from floor -1 to floor 0 and through the lift between the underground car park in the purple zone and the remaining floors. We also have wheelchairs available, which may be requested free of charge at the Information Desk on level 0.

Where can I acquire the Gift Card and which stores are included?

It is possible to acquire the Shopping Lovers Gift Card at the Information Desk, during its opening hours.

The Gift Card is valid in all stores which have a payment terminal which accepts the VISA network.