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Old Town Faro, Faro

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
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Walk the cobbled streets of Old Town Faro and encounter centuries-old architectural sights, Roman passages, cozy cafes, and a museum with archaeological findings. The site features the oldest horseshoe arch in Portugal and a 16th-century convent. Note the many houses decorated by flowers as well as the meandering paths and alleys; take a stroll down the shopping lane at the town center. You can have a meal at one of the typical Algarvian restaurants, or just grab a coffee along the riverfront. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Town Faro by using our Faro holiday builder tool.
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  • Visit the little museum up the steps by the beach tunnel. Only 1 euro entrance and very interesting. 
    Visit the little museum up the steps by the beach tunnel. Only 1 euro entrance and very interesting.  more »
  • Laid back and relaxed, great architecture and I must recommend the local museum. It traces the history of Faro from Roman times to the Moorish and the reconquest. I would suggest more information on.....  more
    Laid back and relaxed, great architecture and I must recommend the local museum. It traces the history of Faro from Roman times to the Moorish and the reconquest. I would suggest more information on.....  more »
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  • Very lovely and interesting old city with a Roman history dating back to @ 2nd century BC. The town has seen much conflict with troubles from the Roman era through the Moorish occupation and the later Spanish conflicts. Lots of history and many different architectural influences from over 2000 years of change. Well worth a visit 😀
  • A Vintage version of Faro - nicely preserved with it's cobbled streets and neat white-washed buildings reminiscing of the Colonial hey-days of the Portuguese Empire. Warrants a visit if visiting the nearby Ria Formosa National Park.

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