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Old Town Faro, Faro

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Walk the cobbled streets of Old Town Faro and encounter centuries-old architectural sights, Roman passages, cozy cafes, and a museum with archaeological findings. The site features the oldest horseshoe arch in Portugal and a 16th-century convent. Note the many houses decorated by flowers as well as the meandering paths and alleys; take a stroll down the shopping lane at the town center. You can have a meal at one of the typical Algarvian restaurants, or just grab a coffee along the riverfront. Put Old Town Faro and other Faro attractions into our Faro vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A large free public car park is located to the east of the old town walls. Once inside you wall down roads paved with granet sets past the City Hall, City Church and Museums. Lots of cosmoplitan restu...  more »
  • Not very glamorous but decent Algarve town. A gateway to many other interesting towns like Tavira, albuferia and Lagos. 
  • The old town of Faro is good for a wander through the cobbled streets and around the old walls if you are in the town. It's a fairly small area but interesting narrow aesthetic streets giving it a ver...  more »
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  • Faro Old Town is a delight, a must see. A walled city within a city. Full to the brim with history. Museums, churches many ancient buildings cobbled streets a joy. Many restaurants to take refreshment in. Honestly don't miss this local gem.
  • I enjoyed the beauty and history of the area. Communities should be proud to protect their heritage, culture and history.
  • I enjoy strolling around the narrow streets, appreciating the old houses and the remaining parts of the town wall.
  • Beautiful façade
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