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Faro, Portugal
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All reviews cobbled streets walled city orange trees worth a visit cafes and restaurants lovely town storks nesting walk around municipal museum nice walk bell tower couple of hours few hours ria formosa marina stroll architecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great experience, the only people there are tourists (some Portuguese) and it was lovely to amble around.

Thank grazingkate
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting old town with much history. Beautiful buildings. Pretty restaurants with good local food.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Faro in June 2017. Used airb&b in the old castle/walled city. Excellent food all around (but watch your bill for un-ordered add-ons... experienced this at only one restaurant in the old city). Beautiful scenery. This town is a hidden gem!

Thank Piotr P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a dull day. The cathedral was surprisingly ornate inside compared with external view. 68 steps to top of tower well worth the effort. Reasonable entry price enabled entry to chapel of bones (An external room with relics) the museum, tower and cathedral. Pleasant...More

Thank Jennie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small in size but a lot of history from the Muslim occupation to catholic reclaiming this town has a great deal to see. We started with a tour guide from Tours by Locals who has lived in Faro all her life She showed us the...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old town steeped in history dating back to the Moorish seat of the king. A wonderful insight into the old arab world changing into the Portuguese one. Best to walk around. The little train tour is not good. Lovely restaurants to be found in...More

Thank endaw2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Morth America, where very little is old, I always enjoy walking around the old towns of Europe. This one is very pleasant with museums and restaurants, and is well worth the time spent.

1  Thank calgaryguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Faro a lovely town.lots of good eating places .Massive Market with lots of good Bargains.Nice stroll to marina.love the cobble streets.and the people are all helpful and Friendly .I will return.

1  Thank juliegreen662016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk through the old town. Plenty shaded seats on the way as it was hot. Great architecture. Wanted to see carmo chapel but we didnt know its open 10-13 and 15-18. We were there at 2pm and kids couldn't be bothered wait an hour...More

Thank Katarzyna W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

different and interesting, lots to see we walked down to the harbour. Found a sardine shop which was lovely.

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Carolyn W
13 October 2018|
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Response from lorraineJLondon | Reviewed this property |
Yes buses run every 15-20 minutes. I didn't take the train in Faro but the train map looked simple. I used the train when I was staying in Porto and it was fine.
8 September 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
19 May 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