Old Town Faro

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Old Town Faro
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Alf
Bucharest, Romania12 contributions
Mar 2022
Nice visit to the old town, small alleys, beautiful square, beautiful monuments, it must be even more beautiful when the vegetation is in bloom
Written 27 March 2022
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Rajo0810
United Kingdom45 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Charming cobbled stone paved roads enclosed by the old city walls. In the middle there is the cathedral and from its tower you could get impressive views of Faro and the Marina. If the day is clear you could see the Deserta and Farol islands too on the horizon. It is worth exploring the gates into the old town too, all reminiscent of the Moorish past. Few bars and restaurants around and the harbour is nearby.
Written 16 November 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,282 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a place of contradictions. There are no 'must see' buildings here but the distract has a great historical feel. However there are a lot of derelict or severely run down buildings and the streets are blighted with tagging and graffiti almost everywhere. They are clean though and we didn't feel unsafe at any point but there is a lot of wasted potential here. There is a reasonably long stretch of town wall with a few towers but it is utterly ignored and unkempt. The train runs just in front of it and there is also the terminal for the island tours and ferries where people also gather to watch the sunset.
Written 13 November 2021
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cannylad1973
Sunderland, UK94 contributions
Nov 2021
Beautiful area to stroll around. Largely traffic free. Some superb bars, restaurants and cafes to enjoy whilst sitting in the sunshine, watching the world go by.
Written 8 November 2021
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Paul v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands767 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We flow to Faro. And I read a lot of people go directly to the beaches of hotspot here in the Algarve. So they miss out Faro.

I must say. It is 50/50. Faro is not a number 1 destination I can say but it had some atmosphere.

First of all don't eat in the town centre but just outside and ask a local where to eat and also this is hard and strange for North European people : eat late like the locals. 1930 or later is just normal.

Written 1 November 2021
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Julia
Trencin, Slovakia46 contributions
Sep 2021
Old town is quite small and there are some nice historical buildings, but nothing unique. There is no much to do and there was a horrible smell on every second street.
Written 24 September 2021
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Siw R
5 contributions
Aug 2021
I loved staying in Faro for 10 days! there is so much to see and do, you will not be bored. I Loved the old town which has so many pretty corners, streets and cafés. For sure worth a visit
Written 29 August 2021
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Agnes D
Tienen, Belgium22 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family


Really nice little streets with lovely restaurants and bars. You can go onto the city walls for 25 cent per person - do that!!! Really great view and the guys have a new project that involves you picnicking there and them taking care of tables, chairs and dishes. Entrance bit difficult to find but really nice to do. Across the street, there is a really, really good restaurant. Very little and very good.... You can see it from the wall, under the city gate. Mniammie.
Written 17 August 2021
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Yvette F
Buckingham, UK218 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We have visited faro before and felt it quite a vibrant town, but when we visited last saturday, it felt a shadow of its former self. Lots of the shops werent open and many restaurants had barely any diners. I am only basing this on that days appearance and hopefully with europe slowly reopening for travel this will soon change. There are plenty of eateries and shops, and the nice old part of town for strolling round as well as a nice walk on the harbour, so lets hope it can get its atmosphere back
Written 24 June 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Lovely old town which you can check out very quickly in less than one hour. You can visit the Bone Chapel and have lunch in great restaurants, gastronomy in Faro is top. I recommend one to two days in Faro before going to other cities in Algarve.
Written 26 May 2021
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