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 Cruz das Mestras nº9 P - 8000-261 Faro
Prix Prices from : 35 €
Offering bright, air-conditioned accommodation and free Wi-Fi, Hotel Adelaide features a 24-hour bar and a restaurant that serves a daily continental breakfast. Faro Bus Station is a 7-minute walk away. Each room is decorated in turquoise colours an..
Praça D. Francisco Gomes, Nº 2 P - 8000 -168 Faro
Located in downtown Faro just 7 km away from Faro International Airport, this modern hotel overlooks the old town, marina and the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby of the hotel. Hotel Faro offers spacious rooms filled wi..
Rua de Portugal Nº17 P - 8000-281 Faro
This hotel is just 20 metres from Santo António 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 ro..
Rua S. José P - 8005-465 Faro
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.
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.