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Old Town Faro, Faro

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Certainly L best attraction are the storks. Perched. On nests in improbable balances on top of Bell towers or columns. The stone-paved streets have the colors and scents of a fishing town now tourist destination. With the storks
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  • Beautiful historic old town hidden away through the arch just off the marina.So many people head directly to the beach resorts and never experience this beautiful treasure. Particularly lovely in the ...  more »
  • Have a meander through the streets of this old town. It is lovely. I recommend climbing the tower which is located in the square as the views a spectacular, you also get to look round the cathedral an...  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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