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  • 1 Bishops' Palace Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Old city Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 3 Arco da Villa Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 4

    Religious buildings

    L.go da Sé P - 8000 Faro

    All that remains of this primitive church, built on the site of an old mosque in 1251 after the Reconquest, is the immense tower-portico of the entrance. It was rebuilt in the 18C after having been burned by English troops. From the top of the mediev..

  • 5 Municipal museum

    Museums and art

    Largo Dom Afonso III 14 P - 8000 Faro

    This museum, which occupies the former convent of Nossa Senhora Assunção, built in the 16C, houses a large archaeological collection (Museu Arqueologico Lapidar do Infante Dom Henrique), spread out around the galleries of the cloister. It features va..

  • 6 Museu da Marinha

    Museums and art

    R. da Comunidade Lusiada P - 8000 Faro

    The maritime museum is set up in the Port Authority buildings. There, you can see model boats and interesting replicas of different fish (tuna, sardine, squid, etc.).

  • 7 Church do Carmo

    Religious buildings

    L.go do Carmo P - 8000 Faro

    This majestic Baroque church from the beginning of the 18C contains, attached to the left wing of the transept, and near the old cemetery, the chapel of bones, covered in bones and skulls.

  • 8 São Pedro Church

    Religious buildings

    L.go S. Pedro P - 8000 Faro

    The interior of this church, built in the 16C, is decorated with a frieze of multi-coloured 18C azulejos. One of the chapels is covered from top to bottom in panels of blue and white azulejos, whilst the chapel of the Most Holy Sacrament is covered w..

  • 9 Regional Ethnography Museum

    Museums and art

    Praça da Liberdade 2 P - 8000 Faro

    This museum evokes traditional life in the Algarve, by way of photographs, paintings, everyday objects, models, reconstructions, costumed mannequins.

  • 10 Praia da Faro

    Nature and gardens

    N125 P - 8000 Faro

    The beach is a strip of sand, which is linked to the mainland by a bridge which runs between the ocean and the Ria Formosa. From the eastern point, you have a lovely view over Faro, the whiteness of which is reflected in the water.

  • 11 Sea front

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça Fransisco Gomez P - 8000 Faro

    The port is the hub of tourist activity. The 15m high obelisk erected in the centre of the Praça Dom Francisco Gomes, the wide avenues, the palm trees of Avenida da Républica - especially those in the garden Manual Bivar- give this area, with its mod..

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