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Old Town Faro

Faro, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Faro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely old town with lots of history and charm easy to get around ....and lovely coffee shops to stop and enjoy

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing and what a nice place to remember the old days - worth a visit and you get a map to go through it as well. Friendly people

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Albufeira, Portugal
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful "city", you can see the boats, smell the ocean, visit the islands & secret beaches from there, very nice restaurants with terrace, nice bars, all very clean and organized. The historic old town is divided into three districts: -Vila-Adentro, the oldest part, which is completely surrounded by walls built in the Moorish period. Three medieval gates give entrance to... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Through the ArcoDa Vila you follow the street up to the cathedral of Faro which sits on a beautiful, peaceful square at the heart of the old city. A climb up the tower is rewarded with terrific views of the city and the Ria Farmossa. Leading off the square, narrow quaint streets lead to the other points of entry into... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are street activities - do not miss them. In the Municipal museum from time to time you can see lesson on Fado guitar.

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Toronto
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Faro turned out to be a really lovely place, it's not just a nights stop before catching a flight! Hue Old Town was beautiful and interesting to walk around. There's a couple of delicious restaurants, some gorgeous old churches and buildings (found more than a few I wish I could afford to purchase & restore)! A fantastic place for some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Faro was really a surprise. It is quite small and it is possible to see the city within a day, although it's not a bad base to visit other places around there. There is a great beach called Quinto do Lago which is about 20 minutes by car from the centre of Faro. The old town is interesting to walk... More

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Faro, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Loved it full of charme and a lot of great places to eat and stroll around and take beautiful pics. Recommend looking around and find a bit of the history of the place.

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Faro, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Faro is more or less airport city, people usually stay for one night. And in one day it is enough to see all the things You are interested. City is not that big, and in praia de Faro there is no sandy cliffs, but if You have a bike, then city is building good bike way to the beach from... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Sweeping views of the Ria Formosa. Full of charming restaurants and lovely sites - visit the cathedral and archaeological museum for sure. Easy stroll from the Faro marina.

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