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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 8 August 2018

Stroll around the small cobbled streets of this town with loads of character, many of the "ancient" buildings now converted into places to eat/drink.

Thank Bernard R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Old town of Faro is great to see with a professional tour guide. We were very lucky to call the Tourist office in Faro and find out that they organize a FREE WALKING TOUR every day, just some days it's in English, some in Portugeese....More

2  Thank luizadowling
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The old town is surrounded by the.city walls and has cobbled streets taking you down a myriad of interesting places. The cathedral is a highlight and do climb the tower for a fabulous view of faro and out to sea. There are several bells in...More

Thank melparker56
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Beautiful place to visit. Not too big, and easy to get around. The land train is a great way to relax and take in the sights.

Thank YeadonTerrier
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Managed to get a free parking bay and headed for a drink at the quayside, as we wandered off we noted a decorated archway churchlike, it was like going to wonderland, up cobbled pathways beautiful buildings, orange blossom in the air and beautiful music, I...More

1  Thank Laura W
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Cidade velha - old town of Faro is quite nice. Clean and well preserved. The old walls surrounding leads to small and narrow streets. They lead to a square and cathedral. Square is ornamented with orange trees. From top of church roof top nice view...More

Thank JBtravel66
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery but very quiet. Not much to do so off you go for an afternoon drink. Good for strolling but the daytime did not have much to do.

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Old town is quite beautiful even though not so big. Can check main places during one day. Anyway, it's the place where I recommend to go to walk around.

Thank Alexander I
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The old town of Faro is nice to visir and take a walk with some lovely restaurants around. However, there was nothing there that I would say was amazing...

Thank Leo J
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

What a splendid gem in Faro’s crown. Well worth spending time to mooch. Although every point of interest has it’s own entry fee. This area is being tastefully and carefully restored. Recommended.

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Carolyn W
13 October 2018|
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Response from danadobro | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Faro is really a centre - you can get nearly anywhere from there by train s and buses. We were as far as in Lagos from there by train - and it was no problem. We could sleep and eat and on the way back the conductor... More
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