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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 cathedral tower nice walk bell tower few hours couple of hours ria formosa marina stroll
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice historic quarter complete w/ narrow cobblestone streets, cathedral and a few places to dine. The views from the cathedral over the islands is worth seeing as well.

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Renovation work is still going on here, but it is worth taking a little time to wander around. Nice buildings and small shops/workshops. Not a lot of shade in the middle of the day with sun high, but worth a quick visit, particularly the church.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An amazing place, beautiful and full of charm and friendly people. Some great restaurants and cafes and the best ice cream ever at Chelsea.

Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is some restoration taking place but some buildings are in disrepair and others are for sale. Worth seeing if you are staying overnight. It’s a one-day town.

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite as it was in the begging of October. The west was hot still sun beaming until 6-7 pm. I didn't expect it to be so hot still. We definitely go in October again as it is cheap. Only paid £58 rtn when...More

1  Thank lorraineJLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Faro is a large modern city, the old town is relatively compact and is fronted by the salt marshes of the littoral. It's well kept and has interesting old buildings such as the cathedral as well as restaurants, bars and craft shops, artists areas.

1  Thank MarkW55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a lovely area.plenty of cafes bars clubs restaurant s shops..suit all ages. Lots going on from early morning till late at night. Unfortunately not suitable for persons with Walking difficultties really as quite hilly and cobbled stones.very picturesque.

Thank scarlett269
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a car to visit smaller towns like Faro and Sagres while staying in Lagos. Parking is ample outside the old town so that you don't have to navigate the narrow streets. Lots of food choices and boutiques. History at every turn of the...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

More pleasant than Albufeira by a huge distance and a bit more genuine Portuguese feel than Vilamoura. Nice to stroll around. Lovely cobbled streets. Quiet when we were there. Good for a couple of hours site seeing excluding lunch or dinner.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a couple of hours to wander around and check out the buildings and the main church. Also around a couple of the entrances are local cafes where the prices are much lower that town.

Thank spikebaby
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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