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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 5 September 2018 via mobile

Very relaxing walk through the old town. Loads of places to stop off for a cold drink and fine food.

Thank Andy N
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Love the flooring - all mosaic patterns. So many back streets to explore and little quaint shops to visit. Plenty of souvenirs to be bought. You could spend an entire day walking around if you like, but a half day or a morning will suffice....More

1  Thank lebbington
Reviewed 31 August 2018

My daughter and I put a day aside to explore the historic Old Town of Faro. We managed to cover most of what we set out to achieve, our biggest regret was somehow we missed out on Carmo Church - never mind, perhaps another time....More

4  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You can not visit faro and miss a walk amongst the cobbled stones and drink or a meal at the lovely places dotted around and visit the church. Most people land in faro and go off but it is a beautiful place to visit and...More

1  Thank Lita Gale S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Faro old town was great for exploring cobbled narrow streets. The cathedral (€3.50 entry for adults much less for students/school age) was good. Good views from the top of you're ok with steep steps. All of it next to the harbour and not far away...More

2  Thank Holidaymakerj
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is the most tranquil place the cathedral is amazing and as you walk through the gates ou can feel yourself walking in to history beware of going Sunday as the prayers will take all day and you can’t visit then

2  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very calm and peaceful during the day and evening. Some restaurants and some shops, not too much hustle and bustle. A few plazas to rest on a bench.

Thank Mrs_Travelling
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This city is vibrant. Thanks to its location, Faro manages to maintain a calm atmosphere and the charm of the tradition that floats above, surrounded by beautiful walls, the Old Town. I spent a wonderful time there with my family. Streets full of charm, pubs...More

2  Thank alexandra3m6
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, especially the Anchor, Faro's oldest pub. Nice ice cream parlour on the corner of the marina as well, also a good cocktail bar on the marina front. .

Thank bigfatron1
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A brilliant town with great beaches, restaurants and bars and entertainment... ladies do not wear high heels as everywhere is paved with small shiny cobbles

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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