Things to Do in Faro

Things to Do in Faro, Portugal - Faro Attractions

Things to Do in Faro

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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.




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  • dcockrill
    London, UK121 contributions
    Faro has some lovely things to see - its worth spending a day there rather than just going through it to the airport. Good transport links from most places on the Algarve too.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • Judy G
    13 contributions
    Stayed 1 night in this elegant Palace. Lovely surroundings and fantastic food in the restaurant. Just one little criticism, the prices of drinks were really expensive. Save your money and have a drink in one of the little bars in Estoi Village. Otherwise, it was a real treat to stay here.
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • JVWZ
    Bristol, England, United Kingdom21 contributions
    The Church was so beautiful, probably one of the most beautiful ones I have ever visited. Bear in mind, it cost 2 euros to visit but its worth it.
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • Gordon T
    Elgin81 contributions
    €5 entry fee. Not as ornate inside as the Catholic Church but there was lots to see, with good explanations to read. Amazing how old everything was! A small museum up the first set of stairs was good. Steps up to the tower had to be taken carefully as they were quite smooth underfoot. Great views from the top!
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Debbie B
    Tavira, Portugal780 contributions
    Great place for shopping, super underground parking.
    Great selection of shops.
    Lovely coffee stops.
    A great place for all the family.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Julie W
    London, UK420 contributions
    I visited this museum in the centre of town following a tour of Faro.. Small but interesting, so worth a visit. With some temporary exhibits of art at the time too.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,251 contributions
    It is a very short visit at the cost of 2 euro, the Bone Chapel is small compared to other Bone Chapels I have visited in Czech Republic and Evora. But if you are in Faro, I think, why not visiting.
    Written May 26, 2021
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    "Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve" is a quite interesting and live museum! It brings freshness and creativity to Faro. Visit its permanent exhibition - "Das Estrelas às Estrelas" ("From the Stars to the Stars", in English), very instructive and designed for kids. it links "galactic stars" to the "starfish" found at neighboring "Parque Natural da Ría Formosa". Three aquariums and interactive spaces complete the scene. Science workshops are available for kids between 5 to 10 years old, and even birthday parties can be held at its premises. If you are staying a few days in Faro and brought your kids, they will certainly enjoy the visit. But for adults, it may be not so interesting. Enjoy!
    Written March 19, 2020
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  • Cymro
    Coimbra, Portugal3,355 contributions
    Muralhas de Faro does not relate to the tiled murals, which can be found at different locations in the city. Muralhas can be translated as walls. The Great Wall of China, in Portuguese, is: A Grande Muralha da China. As you walk around the old city you will encounter the walls at numerous times. It is possible to follow them around a considerable part of the Old Town, but I did not. Interesting to see.
    Written July 13, 2020
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  • johnhp702
    Derby, UK17,821 contributions
    Very busy main street which has numerous shops, cafes and restaurants, look down as you walk along at the mosaics.
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • kittylitterbobcat
    Cheshire97 contributions
    Loved this. €10 each for a return trip via the ferry. Took a left hand turn from the drop off point and walked along the beach. Lovely sand, and lots of beautiful shells....there are a few sunbeds and umbrelas along the way, and as you get further down the beach it's naturist friendly! We walked back along the boardwalk, and had a drink and a sandwich at the restaurant....the only place to eat, drink, and use a bathroom....before getting the ferry back. Beautiful day, will definitely return....but next time will take water, beach towels and bikini....husband wants to try the naturist bit, I'm not so keen!!! You're a captive audience, so you'll pay more at the bar/restaurant, but this is a great place for a visit....it's beautiful x
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • johnhp702
    Derby, UK17,821 contributions