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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 cathedral tower nice walk bell tower few hours couple of hours ria formosa marina stroll
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Reviewed today

different and interesting, lots to see we walked down to the harbour. Found a sardine shop which was lovely.

Thank leighh906
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old town has real historical interest and whilst the cobble areas make walking a little difficult in parts there is a train tour accessing most areas of it metres to with audible descriptions of sights in a number of languages. The train ride is...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Old town lovely .lots of bars and great places to eat .. there lots of fast food places on the strip .. watch as the drinks bills .as if u have a few drink . Each bill different for the same drinks .....

1  Thank TrailBlazer825748
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice historic quarter complete w/ narrow cobblestone streets, cathedral and a few places to dine. The views from the cathedral over the islands is worth seeing as well.

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Renovation work is still going on here, but it is worth taking a little time to wander around. Nice buildings and small shops/workshops. Not a lot of shade in the middle of the day with sun high, but worth a quick visit, particularly the church.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place, beautiful and full of charm and friendly people. Some great restaurants and cafes and the best ice cream ever at Chelsea.

Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is some restoration taking place but some buildings are in disrepair and others are for sale. Worth seeing if you are staying overnight. It’s a one-day town.

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite as it was in the begging of October. The west was hot still sun beaming until 6-7 pm. I didn't expect it to be so hot still. We definitely go in October again as it is cheap. Only paid £58 rtn when...More

1  Thank lorraineJLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Faro is a large modern city, the old town is relatively compact and is fronted by the salt marshes of the littoral. It's well kept and has interesting old buildings such as the cathedral as well as restaurants, bars and craft shops, artists areas.

1  Thank MarkW55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a lovely area.plenty of cafes bars clubs restaurant s shops..suit all ages. Lots going on from early morning till late at night. Unfortunately not suitable for persons with Walking difficultties really as quite hilly and cobbled stones.very picturesque.

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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.
8 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