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Pleasant place to spend a relaxed day

We spent one day in Faro, and found it was enough. There is frequent bus service to/from Faro across the Algarve, and the bus station is only a 5-minute walk from town. It is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we didn't realise that Faro had so much to offer. The old town is beautiful with lovely architecture and is home to the Cathedral which is breathtaking inside! on top of the archway into the old town are 3 storks nests all inhabited!! Amazing!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent one day in Faro, and found it was enough. There is frequent bus service to/from Faro across the Algarve, and the bus station is only a 5-minute walk from town. It is a small city, and very walkable. The old castle wall runs through the town, some of it very nice and and some strangely integrated into oddly... More 

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Thank tea_dook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's easy to pass through the airport and miss Faro. It's also easy to go to Faro and miss the old town!! It's well worth a visit, housing beautiful municipal buildings, a tower with great views, lots of little squares with cafes and restaurants, unusual shops. You can while away a lovely half day here. The attached photo shows the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were celebrating in Faro my birthday. It was very nice time, there was some folklore festival so it was interesting, amazing food!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 28th Jan - lovely old streets and white washed buildings, some nice graffiti (and some not so nice), very clean streets, and lovely views. There are lots of storks building nests and flying about - really fascinating to see. We had a look in the shops - very good selection of shops and decent prices. Really enjoyed looking... More 

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Ballymena, Co Antrim, N Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fara is quite a small city and very easy to walk around all the main attractions. Take the little tourist train but be aware it is very bumpy as most of the streets are cobbled! I found all the locals very friendly and willing to advise. The beach is a short taxi ride away and well worth the visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like Faro. The old town has some nice shops, many terraces where you can drink and eat ad some historic buildings to visit. Unfortunately there are also some old buildings empty and looking bad. That is a pitty because lots of them have a high potential to look good and wealthy. All in all a good place to walk... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place, nice bars and shops, friendly people some gorgeous restaurants. It is a must visit oj your trip i recommend Dom Capito's restaurant.

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County Antrim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A trip with friends to Faro, Portugal, was a brilliant experience. The food and customer service are second to none. No matter what restaurant we visited we were well received, service was quick and very attentive and food was very reasonably priced. A walk around the old part of Faro is highly recommended, I always enjoy seeing what the 'real'... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful and peaceful place, inside is absolutely amazing. This is such an opposite to the rest of the new city well worth a visit, just opposite the marina

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