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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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  • The most interesting to visit in Faro. Museums, churches, restaurants, crafts ... Very good recovery job.
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  • Though October and plenty of tourists around generally, the walled town was very quiet; a haven of tranquility away from the hurly burly of the busy "new" town which is exacerbated by narrow streets a...  more »
  • beautiful walled town. we were there in November, Very few tourists. it's a living place, with residents, workshops, bars and restaurants. It feels like a film set to walk through as it is so unspoilt...  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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