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All reviews cobbled streets walled city orange trees lovely town cafes and restaurants worth a visit stork nests municipal museum walk around nice walk bell tower couple of hours few hours ria formosa marina stroll architecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

we visited the cahedral in the old town of Faro. A very nice church with many chapels and its museum. From the clock tower you have a panoramic view of Faro. The entrance fee is reasonably low at € 3.50 per adult.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ivano62
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely little streets interspersed with larger, open squares and scattered with a variety of shops, restaurants, art displays etc. it would be easy enough to pass a day or two exploring Faro's old town

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank felicityma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think Faro is a hidden gem in the Algarve. The old town was a real surprise for someone that has been to the Algarve regularly over the years. Ignore the Faro airport approach that you're used to and get in there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anthonybL9709VK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town is a great place for wandering around: charming narrow streets lead between a number of churches and other public buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank julieth534
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s small but interesting town, Faro. The old town has a small museum inside worth visiting. There’s an entrance fee but it’s only around 2 euros. Just outside the main gate there’s also Portuguese guitar recital which is worth visiting. The entrance fee for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Landed in Faro on 22nd Dec. My car hire was through Domyspain website for airauto car hire. The direction to find them P4 ( parking 4 ) was clear once outside the building, but quite difficult to find from inside the building as you come...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank aravallil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quirky little walled old town that’s nice and easy to walk around. It’s a small place and easily covered in an hour or so. We took our time and walked round slow and took in the sights of the old buildings. There’s a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank janluvsflorida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area can be covered quickly. Maybe we could have understood the place better if we had booked a guided tour. There are tours in the morning and the in the evening from the tourist office which is close to Old town. There are also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andy06_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by Faro. We were staying in nearby Vilamoura (which was not our cup of tea) and were told that Faro was "nothing special" but honestly it was beautiful. I love that it is not as commercialized and touristy as the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LCToronto_11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great area for a stroll. A shame the cathedral can’t be visit on Saturday afternoon but the area is absolutely stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Carolyn W
13 October 2018|
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Response from spikebaby | Reviewed this property |
Hi There was a train that looked simple to use. We got UBER everywhere
9 September 2018|
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Response from alexandra3m6 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bus timetable you can find on algarvebus A walk from the Faro bus station to the old town will take you about 10-15 minutes .
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Response from Toby L | Reviewed this property |
Faro is a great place to stay. You can get to the beach and visit the old town. There is the new MAR shopping centre near Loule and Loule town is a great place to visit