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Faro, Portugal
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All reviews cobbled streets walled city orange trees worth a visit cafes and restaurants lovely town storks nesting walk around municipal museum nice walk bell tower couple of hours few hours ria formosa marina stroll architecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice walking area with nice shops and restaurants. Interesting historical buildings Cathedral under renovation in portions but beautiful

Thank Barranquitas
Reviewed yesterday

Well kept and tidy, not a large area but just right to see some nice shops and grab a coffee or a little lunch in one of the pretty cafes.

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth spending some time exploring this outstanding area of Faro. Lovely little lanes offering some hidden gems. Lots of bars and restaurants. The Se Cathedral must be visited

Thank Seacroft
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience, the only people there are tourists (some Portuguese) and it was lovely to amble around.

Thank grazingkate
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting old town with much history. Beautiful buildings. Pretty restaurants with good local food.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Faro in June 2017. Used airb&b in the old castle/walled city. Excellent food all around (but watch your bill for un-ordered add-ons... experienced this at only one restaurant in the old city). Beautiful scenery. This town is a hidden gem!

Thank Piotr P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a dull day. The cathedral was surprisingly ornate inside compared with external view. 68 steps to top of tower well worth the effort. Reasonable entry price enabled entry to chapel of bones (An external room with relics) the museum, tower and cathedral. Pleasant...More

Thank Jennie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small in size but a lot of history from the Muslim occupation to catholic reclaiming this town has a great deal to see. We started with a tour guide from Tours by Locals who has lived in Faro all her life She showed us the...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old town steeped in history dating back to the Moorish seat of the king. A wonderful insight into the old arab world changing into the Portuguese one. Best to walk around. The little train tour is not good. Lovely restaurants to be found in...More

Thank endaw2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from Morth America, where very little is old, I always enjoy walking around the old towns of Europe. This one is very pleasant with museums and restaurants, and is well worth the time spent.

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Carolyn W
13 October 2018|
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Response from lorraineJLondon | Reviewed this property |
Yes buses run every 15-20 minutes. I didn't take the train in Faro but the train map looked simple. I used the train when I was staying in Porto and it was fine.
9 September 2018|
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Response from AlgarvePam | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk from the train station & bus station to the Marina & old town. The old town is not huge so is very doable on a day trip.
Helen B
20 May 2018|
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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