Faro

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Have you ever been to Faro?

A popular destination for sun-seekers, Faro has a reputation as being an overrun party beach town for much of the year. Visitors who use it as a base to explore the more remote areas of the Algarve in the off-season will experience much more of what southern Portugal has to offer; but those looking for no more than a tan and cocktails won't be disappointed. In winter, it is a beautiful, peaceful corner of Southern Europe with plenty sun shining in the town with Iberian and Moorish-influenced architecture. The people are more friendly than other parts of Europe. Many speak a bit of English, but are very appreciative of any attempts at Portuguese.

Best Things To Do in Faro

1 - Visit the old town in Faro center

Get lost in the old streets of Faro city center and discover the history in its walls.

2 - Visit the old Faro cathedral

The Sé Cathedral of Faro is a catholic cathedral, built on the ruins of a Roman temple and adapted to church in the XIII century to what is today a National Monument of Portugal.

3 - Faro's Marina

Scenic marina with night lights & a sculptural “Faro” sign popular with photographers and tourists.

4 - Tavira Island

Tavira island has beautiful crystal clear and warm waters and is right next to Faro center.

5 - Get to know the Desert Island

Only 15 min by boat from Faro center you will find one of the most beautiful and natural places in Algarve.

6 - Enjoy the natural wonder Ria Formosa

You may find many activities to do in Ria Formosa while watching birds and being among an unique flora.

7 - Alameda João de Deus Garden

The largest green area in the city is the João de Deus Garden, here you can enjoy the diverse flora namely some century old trees and several animals. The highlight goes to a facade there, a good example of the neo-Arab architecture.

8 - Visit the Archaeological Museum of Faro

The Municipal Museum of Faro was the second created in Algarve and is today the most visited one. What used to be a convent and later a cork factory, since 1894 has worked as a museum. It holds all the history the region of Algarve and is located in the historical center of Faro.

9 - See the Chapel of the Bones in Carmo Church

Founded in 1713, the Carmo Church is a beautiful manifestation of the religious and artistic heritage of the Algarve. Since the 20th century, the church also holds the creepy Chapel of Bones, with the skulls and bones from the local cemetery as decoration.

10 - Nightlife

Due to the large number of college students in the city, Faro has a very active nightlife especially during high season. You will find great bars and restaurants in Downtown, while strolling through the beautiful old streets and enjoying the warm weather.

What People Are Saying

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"Cette unité transforme le liège brut en demi-produits qui seront à leur tour transformés en produits finis divers dans d'autres entreprises. La visite est très documentée, ce qui permet de comprendre un métier très peu connu. L'ambiance de la visite est excellente, tout le personnel est attentif à donner les meilleures explications possibles. Visite à recommander tout particulièrement. Raymond et Marie-Jo"
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"Pudim was a great host and he fed us a wealthy bounty of information about the islands history and he taught us about the local food and recommended good places to go."
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"It was fascinating and very well explained. I loved it thank you "
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"We spent the whole afternoon on this pleasant boat, visiting 4 interesting islands off the coast of Faro and it was a lovely day. Some islands are almost deserted but most have cute cafeterias to light snacking. Our captain was very knowledgeable & nice guy to be with."
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"Great trip with excellent guide. Peaceful walk on Desert Island, good trip for bird watchers. Can recommend."
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"Elle visite du parc naturel Formosa.. Le programme est sympa dommage que on ne reste pas un peu plus longtemps sur l île desertha histoire de profiter de la baignade et de la plage à peu près seul. Le village de pêcheur est beau et je ne peux conseiller de manger des huîtres qui sont vraiment vraiment délicieuse.. Le guide très sympa et une journée ensoleillé nous a comblé dans notre journée"

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