Things to see and do - Faro
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Faro Travel guide
Faro : Michelin's recommendations
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 Antonio Aleixo, 206 P - 8005-174 FARO
Just a few miles from Faro, offering easy access to Faro beach and the Ria Formosa lagoon, in addition to golf courses and tennis courts, the Hotel ibis in Faro offers guests everything they could need for a wonderful stay. Our air-conditioned rooms ..
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.