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Loulé is a city and a municipality in Faro District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 70,622, in an area of 763.67 km². The municipality contains two cities: Loulé and Quarteira.The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.ParishesAdministratively, the municipality is divided into 9 civil parishes : Almancil Alte Ameixial Boliqueime Quarteira Querença, Tôr e Benafim Salir São Clemente São SebastiãoTourismA highlight of the summer months in Loulé is Noite Branca, the Festival of White Night held to celebrate the end of summer. Locals and tourists, all wearing white, converge on the town, where a dazzling display of music, dance and pageantry awaits. Young people wander the streets, dressed in white as princes and princesses, demons and winged fantasy figures, while live bands play in the background. Loulé is also the largest municipality in the Algarve and includes well-known towns near the sea (like Vilamoura or Quinta do Lago) but also the hidden villages in the Algarve mountains where there are unmistakable landscapes.Natural HeritageLoulé is well known for the sandy beaches, such as Quarteira. Inland, Loulé shows a rich geology, paleontology, and wildlife.SportIn Pavilhão Desportivo Municipal de Loulé, a World Cup is held every year in the sport of trampolining.Loule is in Faro District. To personalize your trip to Loule, create itinerary details specific to you using our Portugal road trip tool .
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