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Old Town Faro, Faro

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Historic Walking Area Historic Site
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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  • Really it's not... as soon as you enter its walls peace and beauty replaces the bustle and hum of the roads and pavements outside. There are a number of Cafes/restaurants/tapas bars all very accommoda...  more »
  • A very enjoyable stroll around the Old Town just around sunset...quaint cobbled streets, old churches, former Cavalry Barracks and much more.....Lovely!!  more »
  • My partner and I arrived in Faro in the dark, and wandered through the old town to get to our hostel at the other end. The walk was relatively easy to navigate, not too long, and interesting. We passe...  more »
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  • My fisrst time in porchagel faro i loved it and the people who live there and lots of English and irish live there and go there for holidays it's history old fashioned small buildings shops and restaurants hostels b & B hotels nice peace full and good beeches and sea lots of boat trips and places to visit, I'll be back and I reckomend it to all paul p England 💙 😎 👍
  • The most beautiful place in Faro. Big contrast with the rest of the city which is in big decay. I hope that one day the rest of Faro will be more appealing to see as well.
  • 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.