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All reviews cobbled streets walled city orange trees cafes and restaurants lovely town worth a visit storks nesting municipal museum walk around nice walk bell tower few hours couple of hours ria formosa marina stroll architecture
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Reviewed yesterday

I walked along the coastline to eventually see the old town. Nice to view the history and culture. It doesn't take long to see most of it, as it's a small place. Shame to see a bit of rubbish and graffiti.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Scott D
Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to stay and explore the Algarve,not a lot to see in the old town,one day would be enough. Took the train to Lagos and to the Spanish border for a €2 ferry crossing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank portugal563
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walk through the old town gate, you are taken back through history buildings from long time back the old church which you can go up to the top of the bell tower, tremendous views of the town and out over the salt flats. On top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1gadders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty town with cobbled streets and old buildings. Not a huge amount to do there, maybe half a day. The graffiti let the place down a little. Worth a quick visit if in the area but probably wouldn't return again

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BeatitudeManc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely town with lots of character, narrow cobbler streets with quite a few unique shops and restaurants- nice to walk around

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MGRother
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three nights in Faro and much of the time we explored the old town. There is lots of interesting history, restaurants, bars and art. Take the Free Faro Walking tour and learn not just history but local mythology and get great tips for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect city mixed with old world charm and intimacy. Great great great food. Be careful if young boys on bike pass- hold on to purse. But I had no problems. This place appeals to history buffs, shoppers, romance, boating, exploring close island and beaches and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank smallbirdNewYork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice walking area with nice shops and restaurants. Interesting historical buildings Cathedral under renovation in portions but beautiful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barranquitas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept and tidy, not a large area but just right to see some nice shops and grab a coffee or a little lunch in one of the pretty cafes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth spending some time exploring this outstanding area of Faro. Lovely little lanes offering some hidden gems. Lots of bars and restaurants. The Se Cathedral must be visited

Date of experience: November 2018
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Carolyn W
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Bernard R | Reviewed this property |
Local bus in front of bus station will take you to 2 of the best beaches on the Algarve, train station (over bridge) train (all stops) to Faro ...every hour.
September 8, 2018|
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Response from AlgarvePam | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk from the train station & bus station to the Marina & old town. The old town is not huge so is very doable on a day trip.
Helen B
May 19, 2018|
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Response from Toby L | Reviewed this property |
Faro is a great place to stay. You can get to the beach and visit the old town. There is the new MAR shopping centre near Loule and Loule town is a great place to visit