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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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  • Wandered around the narrow streets and open squares. Transfixed by the multitude of storks with their precarious nests. How come the chicks do not fall out. Wandered round the main old church and up o...  more »
  • If travel to Algarve do not forget to visit the city of faro, we spent a wonderful day, we walk through this historic city and had lunch in the small alleys. The center of the city is spectacular!
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  • We enjoyed this part of Faro because of the ambiance that remind us other times! You also have good options for a nice meal!  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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