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Old Town Faro

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Address: Faro, Portugal
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Great spot for a few hours

This is a very nice old walled city with lots of history but not much to do but walk around. Don't expect pubs and lots of restaurants inside old city walls but expect a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice old walled city with lots of history but not much to do but walk around. Don't expect pubs and lots of restaurants inside old city walls but expect a great place to spend a few hours steeped in history. Enjoy the church and climb the bell tower for a great view. walk the narrow streets... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

There are quite a few restaurants in the Old Town Square where you can either just sit and people watch if that's your thing or listen to a guy playing the Pan Pipes which is really lovely The music is quite haunting again only if you like that sort of thing We did and during his break he sells his... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We went here on the recommendation of friends after asking them where to go in dull weather, saying there'd be cobbled streets, a sense of history and plenty of places to eat and drink. Well we had no idea just how intriguing the place would be - not for hundreds of attractions or buzzing shopping centres or even museums or... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Faro is a small little town with helpful and friendly people. Everything is in walking distance from the Cathedral to the shops to the pubs and restaurants. From old to new and moderm Hotels and restaurants everything you can imagine !!! There is always something to do from hiring a boat or yacht and going onto the lagoon or just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stayed in faro for our trip, we much prefer cities to resorts. We love the buzz of a city and the fact everyone is getting on with life while we are just taking a break from ours! Old town was very quaint, cobble stones, the history and the beautiful buildings. We took the wee train around the old town,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is great daytime for lunches and beaches and at night very pretty lots bars eateries something for all ages bit off a hike but taxi rank in centre we ate in the fish resturant was very good and resturant on seafront defo worth a little stroll around 😊

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not to be missed and worth seeing . I was unaware of the marvelous old town and what there is to see : the cathedral with fabulous views from the bell tower and the municipal museum amongst so many other attractions.

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Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went to tourist info in Faro for a map of the town and explored a bit. The old city walls were on so we thought we would check them out. What isn't marked on the city map is the lovely walk through parks that you can do around the outside of the walls nearest to the sea / river.... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

So many people fly into faro and then go straight to resorts along the coast, so miss the delights of faro itself. The old town is well worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere and relax in the coffee shops and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The old city is small and very nice. You can find peace, white pavement with white slippery stones that are enchanting when sun shines, making everything so bright. The are two nice and cozy cafes (with tables and chairs in the square in summer time), a good restaurant and a nice art gallery. What is bad is that many places... More 

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