Muralhas de Faro
Muralhas de Faro
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
To have an easy visit of the city of Faro, the best thing to do is to drive to the location “Largo de São Francisco” which is a good sized parking place and on top is free, but it is well known, so be on time to get a spot to leave the car. And doing so you are rightaway at the “Muralhas de Faro”, This antiek walls are involving the oldest urban nucleus in the city, which they call today "Vila-Adentro" or "Cidade Velha".
They believe that the primitive town wall predates the Roman invasion of the Iberian peninsula. It got rebuilt in the 9th century, this during the reign of Ben Bekr, prince of a small Muslim kingdom that became independent from the Emirate of Cordoba.
During the Almohad period, two towers were built in one of the main entrances, a group currently known as "Arco do Repouso".
With the conquest of the city by the forces of Afonso III of Portugal (in the year 1249), its walls were rebuilt. At this stage, the urban network corresponded to two distinct nuclei: the so-called "Vila Adentro" (current parish of Santa Maria), where the religious temples, the Jewish quarter and the houses of the Christians were located; and the "Ribeira", residential area of ​​the highest social classes. In the current downtown area, Mouraria was installed, where since the year 1269, the Moors were forced to reside.
Written 11 February 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Muralhas de Faro does not relate to the tiled murals, which can be found at different locations in the city. Muralhas can be translated as walls. The Great Wall of China, in Portuguese, is: A Grande Muralha da China. As you walk around the old city you will encounter the walls at numerous times. It is possible to follow them around a considerable part of the Old Town, but I did not. Interesting to see.
Written 13 July 2020
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Minna N
Vaasa, Finland18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Perfect place for afternoon nap. Chill music and people sleeping around 4pm.

Also nice place just to explore.
Written 18 August 2017
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
My daughter and I walked in a circle around the Faro Walls. This turned out to be an interesting walk. We always like relaxed areas, so for us, the most enjoyable part of Faro Walls was at Parque Biossaudavel with the green grass, trees, seating areas, and the blue and white tiled panels depicting scenes from the past. The park is a nice area in the very historical city to view the Faro Walls from.
The only disappointing aspect as far as we were concerned is the amount of graffiti found at random areas.
Written 30 August 2018
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albeback1
Eccles, UK5,694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The historic city of Faro was protected from invasions by these walls. Hundreds of years old and impressive to see. There are murals along the walls depicting some of the battles
Written 8 May 2018
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Magnificent historic walls of the old castle that are well maintained and also offer great views of the Ria Formosa National Park. Lots of information available at various points. Lovely atmospheric old streets to walk along. Wear sensible footwear though because of the cobbled roads.
Written 7 March 2018
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Berni_Barbablanca
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
The walls, like so many town walls, speak of a bygone age of terrifying insecurity, of dangerous pirates and enemy raids, etc. Parts of the walls contain residences and restaurants that look fascinating.

We only had half an hour to kill before we took a boat out to the fascinating Barrier Islands that separate Faro from the sea, but it was half an hour well spent. Given our short time scale, we only did half the walls, putting off the other side until our return from the boat trip. In the end we got sidetracked and never completetd the full circle of the old town. But I am sure it would have been as full of surprises as its seaward side.
Written 14 February 2018
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The "Muralhas de Faro" are also known as the "Muralhas de Vila Adentro". Since the Roman times in the Iberian Peninsula, these awesome oval shaped Walls protect the historical center of Faro, the so called "Vila Adentro". As everything else, they have undergone, along the centuries, many enlargements, reconstructions, restorations and, surprisingly, a great part of it has survived up to our days. An important chapter of Faro's history has been written in these magnificent Walls. They witnessed wars, invasions, reconquests, pirates and even an earthquake! Amazing resilience! Check the Walls and its three remaining gates: "Arco da Vila" and the adjoining "Porta Árabe" (at the Arch's end), "Arco do Repouso" e "Portas do Mar" (also known as "Porta Nova"). Enjoy!
Written 18 March 2020
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HappyhackLincs
Grimsby, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Spent a week in Faro sight seeing. Beautiful town with plenty to see and do - jump on a bus and train to explore further afield.
Written 27 November 2019
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Gill B
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Lovely city to stay in and your. A weekend is enough 2/3 days to see everything. Abundance of food restaurants. Lovely city.
Written 16 October 2019
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