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Old Town Faro

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Quiet old town

Very quiet in the day time, even in July. We visited the cathedral and the city museum, both good for half an hour each. We purposely went for lunch to the Castillo nightclub bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very quiet in the day time, even in July. We visited the cathedral and the city museum, both good for half an hour each. We purposely went for lunch to the Castillo nightclub bar. In the day time it is a quiet spot on top of the city wall, catching the breeze and overlooking the salt marshes. Good for a... More 

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of culture, great food, winding streets and gypsy markets. Something for everyone. Seafood near the bay, cimese, british pubs, bakeries, we had food in a sports pub with a big screen soccer game playing.

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Millom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walk around the Old Town, plenty of little shops and eateries. Unfortunately the centre of the Old Town was out of action thanks to recent flooding and everyone was clearly working hard to get their properties cleaned up. The cafes on the seafront were in full swing though and it was nice to sit with a snack and/or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Faro old town was the obvious destination for my culturally inspired hunt for some more traditional attractions to this tourist hot-spot. They exist, but the scale, and the extend of anything worth pointing your camera towards is of a very limited nature. A church, with a tower equivalent in height to a 4th floor apartment, some nicely arranged bones of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Faro old town is well worth a visit, lots of very nice and very old buildings. Within the castle walls are a few nice restaurants, a church that's open to the public. There's a small unit there selling old tiles from Portuguese houses from about 5€, far nicer than a copy from the gift shop. From there into town, loads... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a major tourist area the old town picks up on that and airs a feeling of classical tourism, narrow streets, white chalked houses, restaurants everywhere but very few sights besides that. A nice place to take a stroll but that’s it!

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's small enough you can walk round it in 15 min but pretty & packed with restaurant. More classy than the strip in albuefeira & a bit more pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little old town full of nooks and crannies, great little restaurants and lots of character. We went in February and whilst there was a cool breeze, the skies were clear blue and the sun shining on us. Great to walk around and soak up the culture.

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best historical districts in the Algarve. Take the time to walk the entire area and go down to the waterfront.

Thank LesTrekker
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not at all what I expected. palm trees, beaches, fishing villages. nice little town. actually stayed in tavira and drove into faro for a day trip.

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