Things to see and do - Faro
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Faro Travel guide
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This is the capital of the Algarve. The town used to live off the exploitation of the salt collected from the salt marshes of the ria, fishing (tuna and sardine), cork and marble work and the industries of food, plastics and construction. With its international airport, Faro has now become the gateway to the Algarve. Its spa resorts are busy all year round. The vast beach, laid out on an island, attracts many tourists.
Tourist attractions Faro : Things to see and do
Largo da Sé 15 P - Faro
Close to the cathedral, the 16C bishops' palace has many rooms, among them the stairwell are tiled with magnificent azulejos from the second half of the 18C. Temporary exhibitions of religious art are held here; the perfect excuse to look inside this..
L.go da Sé P - 8000 Faro
To the South of Manuel Bivar garden, the old town is a quiet district, away from the circle of houses arranged around the ramparts.
Praça Fransisco Gomez P - 8000 Faro
This is one of the Afonsine wall's most beautiful doorways. You will see its Italian style pilasters and, in an alcove, a white marble statue of St Thomas of Aquinas,. The arch is surmounted by a belfry, the top of which accommodates a storks' nest.
Rua de Portugal N��17 P - 8000-281 Faro
Prix Prices from : 37 €
This hotel is just 20 metres from Santo Ant��nio Street and 200 meters from the Garden Manuel Bivar. It has a terrace, a restaurant and a bar. The simply-furnished rooms at the Hotel Santa Maria have tiled flooring, a minibar and a work desk. Some r..
Rua General Te��filo da Trindade, 20 P - 8000-356 Faro
Prix Prices from : 28 €
Just a short walk from Faro���s marina and main shopping area, Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo offers rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV. Facilities include a 24-hour reception. The charming and quaint hotel is easily accessible from the ai..
E.N. 125 Pontes de Marchil P - 8000-770 FARO
The Hotel ibis Faro is located just a few miles from the city center, offering easy access to Faro beach, the Ria Formosa lagoon, one of Portugal's most beautiful natural heritage sites, and to golf courses and tennis courts. If reaching the hotel by..
Rua S. José P - 8005-465 Faro
Av. Nascente 7 P - 8005-520 Faro
Relaxing cuisine in a maritime setting. Two terraces and a glassed in dining area with interesting views of the city and its surroundings.
Rua do Castelo 13 P - 8000-243 Faro
A family-run restaurant located close to Faro's cathedral. Portuguese cuisine is complemented by several set menus in the classic yet contemporary dining room.