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Old Town Faro

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Address: Faro, Portugal
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More than just somewhere to fly too.......

Visited Faro at Christmas time the old streets were decorated with cardboard tree that local school children had made it was very pretty, lots of different shops so good for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Loved to walk around here at night. Nice restaurants and quite peaceful. Grrat spot for navel contemplation.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not sure if it was the time of year but there was little to do or see. There did not seem to be a centre, but found the marina which was old and dirty. McD's had nice coffee and WiFi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited Faro at Christmas time the old streets were decorated with cardboard tree that local school children had made it was very pretty, lots of different shops so good for finding some thing different from our high street. Had a wonder up to the cathedral, was amazed by the herons that had built their nests on the huge pillars at... More 

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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219 reviews 219 reviews
45 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Thenold town is worth a visit, nice quiet and well preserved. Some nice restaurants there and at "o castello" a trendy place with a spectacular view and very nice drinks.

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Sligo Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A quiet time of the year in November but had a really good time visiting this old and interesting city for a day trip.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Most people arrive at Faro's airport and don't return to the town until the day they leave Portugal. This is a shame, because there is a lot to see here. There are some good shops and the winding streets of the walled, old town are worth a visit, as is the 18th century cathedral, set in a pretty square, edged... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

charming old town some pleasant bars and restaurants cathedral tower worth going to the top loads of storks nests with storks !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I cannot distinguish the so called "old town" from the rest of the average streets here, and there is not much to see off-season. Perhas it could be livelier during the summer, but I am sure I will never know, since I don't think this is worth a second visit.

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england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Found a little run down and in need of some TLC but still well worth visiting, has bars and restaurants but don't expect to find traditional craft shops ect. Nice place to stroll around and lose yourselves for an afternoon.

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely little bars and restaurants all within this little walled and cobbled old town really pretty and atmospheric.

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