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Pros

nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
splendid sceneries
beautiful beaches
easy-to-access
attractive museums
mild climate

Suitable for

shopping
cruises
study
active vacation
health tourism
sport tourism

Why to go there?

old&new architecture

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air
sea
international airport


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GPS: 37.0163, -7.9326
Last update: 2012-10-15 02:55:26

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 Aura: 79Reviews: 4702011-08-24 09:58:37
Faro is the capital of the Portuguese region Algarve. It is situated by the southern coast of Portugal , about 30 kilometers from the most frequently visited resort Albufeira .

Colourful City


Faro lies behind the border of salt lakes between the eastern sand coast and the western rocky coast. Despite the extensive earthquake in 1755, the historical monuments from earlier times are well-preserved. The city is typical for its colourful buildings and the colours have symbolic value. Yellow fights off evil spirits and blue with green attract the good ones. When you go to the old city center called Cidade Velha you will pass through the Baroque town gate, which used to be part of the medieval fortification. One of the most tempting sights in Faro is Largo da Sé – an episcopal cathedral from the 13th century, originally a Gothic building with Renaissance and Baroque elements. In front of the church is situated the most beautiful square in the city. Another interesting monument in Faro is the Baroque church Nossa Senhora do Carmo from the 18th century. In the front part of the church there are two identical white towers. Inside the church you can admire golden wood-carvings and altars. A chapel has been constructed as part of the church premises and its walls are faced with human skulls. Among other places of interest in the city of Faro we can mention well-preserved burgher´s houses or the episcopal palace. Other attraction are the archaelogical museum, the ethnographic museum, the marine museum and the city art gallery.

Cities around

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