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Faro downtownLighthouses0.1km
City Centre FaroLighthouses0.1km
Faro MarinaPorts0.3km
Museu Etnografico Regional do AlgarveMuseums0.3km
Theatro LethesTheatre0.2km
Faro Town HallTown halls0.3km
Faro CathedralCathedrals0.4km
Igreja da SeMonument0.4km
Catedral de FaroReligion0.4km
Faro Old TownLighthouses0.4km
Veneravel Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora Monte doReligion0.4km
Convento dos CapuchosReligion0.5km
Museu MunicipalMuseums0.4km
Centro Ciência Viva do AlgarveMuseums0.5km

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nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
splendid sceneries
beautiful beaches
attractive museums
mild climate

Suitable for

active vacation
health tourism
sport tourism

Why to go there?

old&new architecture

Transportation and means of transport

international airport

Information and Facts

GPS: 37.0163, -7.9326
Nearest airport: Faro Airport
Last update: Oct 15, 2012 2:55:26 AM

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 Aura: 79Reviews: 470Aug 24, 2011 9:58:37 AM
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.

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