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Old Town Faro

Address: Faro, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Faro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was the most beautiful part of Faro that we had the pleasure to visit. Although we spent most of our time in Tavira, which was by far the most beautiful city in the Algarve, Faro's Old Town had a very sweet charm of its own, at the same time feeling like an historical well-preserved place. Very nice for a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Faro is a relatively "undiscovered" city. It seems like a real place where locals live and shop. Tourism is present but not overwhelming.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Went in Summer 2007 and found it to be a quite coastal city/town of Portugal.... Fantastic place for a family time out or even with friends....

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nothing too special about Faro old town. It takes less than 1 hour to visit.. Visited in jan when there's no tourist...streets were extremely quiet. Shops are not special except one or two shops selling cork product. Faro is for the beach lovers and for those who love to visit the nearby hills and Lagoon and bird watching. The lagoon... More 

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Cobbled narrow streets on a hill with wonderful old buildings. Many with a Moorish influence. The old Cathedral costs 3 Euros to visit and a climb up to the top affords great views over the city. There are some pleasant bars and restaurants here. Don't miss ordering local pressed orange juice. Delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a great time strolling around old town's cobbled streets looking at shops and restaurants. A lot of the latter do not take credit cards, but there is a good choice of food. There are good views down by the water. Free parking by the old castle walls as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is a very nice town and there is quite a lot to see. Loads of shops also I would highly recommend one of the boat tours there as you get to visit other islands with beaches etc near Faro that can only be reached by boat. If you really want to visit Lisbon it is possible from Faro you... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

On arriving in Faro we wanted to visit the old town and as luck would have it we found a tourist tram (that spoke in English). So we ended up seeing all of it and learning about the history of it too!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Faro is a popular arrival point for tourists visiting Portugal's Algarve region, and is a picturesque and tranquil town in its own right. The Old Town's tiny cobbled blocks maintain an 'old-world' feel, paving a way through narrow streets and buildings. There are nice views from the tower of the small cathedral, as well as a chapel made from human... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed in a hotel by the marina and the Old Town is 3 minutes walk away the other side of the marina. The lovely old buildings are amazing and we had cocktails at the A castello bar. Lovely cobbled streets and smaller cobbles, presumably local stone, make up the pavements. We didnt dine out there but the cosy restaurants... More 

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