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Old Town Faro

Faro, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Faro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Extraordinary place, the church itself is a spectacular gold carved work of art. The like of which I have never seen. to the rear of the church is the chapel of bones. Consisting of over a thousand human skulls set into the walls.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Walk around and see the churches and bone chapels. There are also a couple of nice restaurants and the marine

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The old town of Faro has much historical interest if you are looking for that, while offering a few restaurants and a nice place for a walk. It is small, generally clean and well restored, with Faro's Cathedral at the heart of it. Nice for a walk at the end of the day / beginning of the night, and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well worth a stroll around. Little alleyways hide café bars. The buildings are steeped in history we enjoyed a nice quiet explore around with a few mojitos thrown in for good measure

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We last visited Faro Old town about 5 years ago and I was totally underwhelmed at that time. And to be fair it has nothing like the charm and appeal of say Alghero of Carcassone but I did enjoy wandering around it and the Museum and Cathedral were really interesting. Charming really and certainly worth the visit,. We parked in... More

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Glengarriff, Irland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Maybe I saw too many inspiring Old Towns so this visit was really average. Many stalls of Arabian speaking people selling leather stuff, cheap jewelry, wooden handicraft made me feel like in Morocco. Apparently the provided public toilet is not well made use of and many corners of buildings and lovely mandarin trees surrounding the main square are used for... More

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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice for a stroll in the evening through the labyrinth like cobble roads. Also there is some very nice authentic restaurant worth a try.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fascinating, pretty and very historical. Well worth a wander arond the old quarter - and make sure you look for the stork nests on top of the clock towers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is very nice place, very quiet in June, avoid to be there July - August. Very small and not so many restaurants, but food was very nice. Good place to walk in the evening or morning, midday can be very warm and no fresh wind.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It wasn't too crowded, there are plenty of good-quality restaurants and it looks good. We walked around the streets, saw the sights and had a good and simple supper on the marina.

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