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Address: Faro, Portugal
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East Algarve Day Trip Including Almancil, Faro, Olhao and Tavira
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Great little area to stroll and explore

The old town of Fara is quite small but a maze of little squares and white washed buildings, small cafes and bars and lovely buildings. Well worth a relaxing stroll around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Utterly charming. The old cobbled street and amazing square lined with orange trees is a perfect spot to wander around. The cathedral is well worth a visit and the views from the top of the tower are spectacular. Several restaurants and bars tucked into various corners, all very inviting. The buildings are all full of character, many appear to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town is stunning. Centuries old architecture ranging from churches, living quarters, shops and museums really please the eye. Take the tourist 'train' (very cheap) to see all off Faro and you appreciate the town's appeal. As a tourist i would say a week would be a maximum stay, beyond that there would be little to do

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old town of Fara is quite small but a maze of little squares and white washed buildings, small cafes and bars and lovely buildings. Well worth a relaxing stroll around.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours in the afternoon but found Faro a confusing area even with a tourist map. It didn't help that most shops were closed and it was extremely hot. Didn't see many locals either.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Faro old town is well worth a visit, cobbled streets and lovely architecture. Super views from the church bell tower. From there a trip to the bone chapel is a must, if a little spooky!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town is quite a small area, but very pretty with cobbled streets (so don't wear your stilettos). There are a number of restaurants and bars in the area. It is the nicest part of Faro. There is a lovely cathedral and some musums. On a Monday night there is Fado in one of the bar/restaurants.

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Castelfranc, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Stroll around at leisure including the side streets where the locals live. Visit the cathedral and climb the tower for superb views. Several cafes and restaurants within the walls. Go and enjoy.

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Langford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A non touristy authentic environment so don't go there if you want a lot of Brit type bars. 3-4 days is a good time for a visit. Easy to use train and bus to explore around. 25 mins on the bus to Estoi-a delightful village - have a drink/snack on the terrace at the lovely Pousada (state run hotel) (old... More 

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Tivetshall St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cobbled streets, a square ringed by lovely old orange trees, a gorgeous cathedral, lots of bars and restaurants - the Old Town gives you a great idea of what Portugal used to be like when it was a world power. Beautiful white painted townhouses lead down through the town walls to the marina and the streets just meander around and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just come back from a family Christmas break in Albufeira. Had our last meal of the holiday in a fabulous restraunt called O' Veleirio. As luck would have it we foiund the best on the last night . Had a fabulous Portuguese steak lovely bottle of red soup to start and deserts. really really nice. 80 Euro for 4 of... More 

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