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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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  • incredibly beautiful with all the winderful historic charm that you would hope for. Bustling lively atmosphere with a good choice of restaraunts both traditional family run and bigger restsrsunts. Exc...  more »
  • In the middle of December many places are closed for their holiday season. Old town Faro however was not.. very pleasant afternoon. 
  • visited here a few times now. Lovely restaurants, fun bars and lovely people. Definitely worth stopping by! 
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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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