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Old Town Faro

Faro, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Faro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's worth visiting. It has many historic buildings and street designs. Nice restaurants in the area. However, it's actually quite a short excursion.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to stroll around. Really quiet and pretty with some lovely restaurants more intimate than Faro centre. El Castillo lovely for the view of the Ria Formosa

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's probably great in summer. White houses. Harbour nearby. Boats bobbing. But on a rainy Sunday afternoon in December it's possibly the most depressing place on earth. Nothing open. Deserted streets. The rain lashing down… If you're thinking of getting an EVA bus from Seville to Lisbon, because that way you'll change in Faro and you'll have an hour or... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well worth a visit and you can take a little train (well carriages and an engine shaped motor vehicle) which is supposed to stop running at the end of September but was still going after repairs at the beginning of October. be warned though it is a bone shaker as all the streets are cobbled. Churches galore and small bars... More

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Merzouga, Er Rachidia, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There are several cultural events like screenings and concerts around the old town. Also dont miss the Bone Church its really special made out of bnes and skulls, a little bit weird but worth seeing! To go out the 50Cent Bar is nice, one Superbock 50Cent and a very nice and old guy who runs it!!!

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Southall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you are just looking for a quick get away then Faro is OK . The Old Town and Marina are a nice place to kill a few hours but that's about it. Ideal for a beach vacation and a peaceful getaway . Luckily there were no Drunks falling out of bars like on Spain , throwing up so great... More

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Accrington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Most of Faro is an urban sprawl. Largely run down and covered with graffiti. Only two areas have any merit. The marina and the old town of Faro which is surrounded by a high wall. But neither had any life, colour or character.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Old Town is close to the Marina and the newer part of town, so it's easy to see a lot in a few hours. We parked at the Marina. It would have been about 3 euro for 3 hours (coins only in the meter) but it's free on Sundays! Bonus. Ignore the beggars who 'helpfully' point at empty spaces... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It is enough spend only 2 days in Faro: 1st by walking through the old town and the 2nd by boat trip in Ria Formosa nature park. You should definitelly visit the cathedral and its surroundings. There are plenty of small cafes so you can spend very nice day there. You can also have a picnic in nearby Jardim da... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Not a big town. Very pretty. Buildings are very charming. Lots of lively and lovely cafés and restaurants. A place you want to have lazy warm evening strolls and eat and drink.

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