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Address: Faro, Portugal
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My wife and i have been holidaying in Albuferia for 12 years and this July we had 11 family members with us this July Old town has changed in the last 5 years more load party bars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and i have been holidaying in Albuferia for 12 years and this July we had 11 family members with us this July Old town has changed in the last 5 years more load party bars less authentic Portugal Times change and pleasing the customer and income is taking place I am 54 and still can party ( just... More 

Thank shed137
Stafford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely old town. Quiet & peaceful. Very interesting buildings with interesting little squares. Nearly every little square has a bar/restaurant in it. Had meals at 2 of the restaurants & was very impressed. O Castel was our favourite with fantastic views over the Rio Formosa. Avoid the little train ~ route is uninteresting & the train going over the cobbles... More 

Thank kr1uk2001
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very nice experience. The cafes were open till 2 am. They were serving ice creams, cafes, all sort of drinks and food. We also found opened playground so our children were delighted. You need to be careful with your belongings as the town can be overcrowded.

Thank Katarzyna W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to walk around and take in the history, find something new around every corner. Take the train,from harbour, this will take you through old town and new, you can get off and on again at the arranged stops at places of interest.

Thank ls650savage
Alesund, Norway
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely area to go exploring especially at night with the beautiful lighting. Remember to wear suitable shoes as the streets are cobblestone and a bit difficult to walk on. This area has many beautiful little restaurants with the perfect atmosphere. It is a short stroll away from a shopping street filled with the usual shops, for example Zara.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting old stuff to see. Also very quiet and peaceful. Amazing to see the storks nesting high on some of these buildings!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and not far from the airport- there's even a beach. A mini Barcelona. Great food friendly locals. There are some fab marina hotels and restaurants as well as a large young backpacking set who all seem to mingle well. It's not a tourist destination for Brits so it's a welcome change for a weekend. Good shopping too!

Thank Surreywoma
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stay over one night and we we booked into the Faro Hotel. Always thought it was just another close to airport hotel but it really is a quaint little town. Small marina/harbour and lots of cafes and restaurants in the old town centre.

Thank Allan M
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Faro is nice city so it is necessary to see the old party of it. In my opinion it is beautiful. Charming, tiny streets with typical architecture.

Thank Angelika K
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked Faro we didn't know, nor were we told that Faro hosts the second biggest motor bike rally in the world on the weekend included in our stay....so ...unless you are happy to live eat breathe motorbikes avoid the weekend...22000 bikes leave no room for anything else..including other visitors..our only escape was the ferry between Faro Beach and... More 

Thank Hayden H

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