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Old Town Faro

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Address: Faro, Portugal
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Great for food and entertainment

The old town is lovely around the square and beyond for the beach and slightly longer stroll to the marina just outside old town. There are a number of restaurants and plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are staying in Faro you must walk here. It's close to the marina, and city centre, and is full of history and lovely architecture. You can take a 45 minute (approx.) little train ride to and around it, or can walk there from the marina. There are lovely Faro cobbled streets, and restaurants and coffee places dotted around... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The old town is lovely around the square and beyond for the beach and slightly longer stroll to the marina just outside old town. There are a number of restaurants and plenty of entertainment for young and older people alike. Fishermans beach is really popular and can be quite busy but walking eastwards the congestion eases somewhat. Some lovely old... More 

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milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely old town adjacent to the harbour, plenty of shops/resturants/bars up little cobbled streets. About 10 minute drive from the airport

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Interesting to walk around and explore and then return in the evening for dinner and to watch the sun set.

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Olhos de Agua, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great place full of history and photo opportunities with the main Faro cathedral and cobbled stone streets surrounding it! There are a few restaurants and bars scattered around that area where you can sit outside, have a drink or a meal. You can enter through Arco da Vila and see the remains of the heritage left by our ancestors and... More 

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Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The city is simply ugly from the highway until the walls of the old town. It's unfortunately crowded by tourists who are probably more looking for food, boose, beaches & co, than for the cultural side of the place. It worth to spend few hours if you are in the region, but else, no need to make a large detour... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I took a few hours to walk around and see this area. It's worth looking over your shoulder every once in a while to catch that unexpected view also. This area has many things to see and photograph and even a few spots to refresh the feet and palette.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were looking forward to a charming old town with old town flair. This old town was plain dead, except for the several restaurants with fixed menus for tourists with silly prices.We went through and although there were some nice spots, it didn't feel inviting.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Faro is nice, the Old Town is quiet. Best thing we found there was the crypt of bones tower. Located on the water, you can see most of Faro from the top. Not much else but nice little town for a quiet rest.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a peaceful small neighborhood in Faro. Several nice restaurants offer good options for dinner. And that's really when you should go and visit it, It's so amazingly quiet and the lights (and shades) are a photographer dream. During the day, while still beautiful, it will be hot.

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Address: Faro, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro

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