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All reviews cobbled streets walled city orange trees lovely town worth a visit cafes and restaurants stork nests municipal museum walk around nice walk bell tower couple of hours few hours ria formosa marina stroll architecture
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Not much character. Seemed a sad place. People were very poor. No sign of cultural or traditional things to do. Food OK, but I could have been in London.

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank Laurence W
Reviewed 23 April 2012

wear comfortable walking shoes so you can see all the cobblestone streets!!

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank karensheffar
Reviewed 12 April 2012

It is very easy to miss Faro, because when you fly into the airport you tend to go direct to your resort. I was pleasantly surprised on my visit to the Old Town.Busy but well worth a visit. Can be accessed by train from most...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Beautifully kept, historic and easy access. The church and museum are fantastic and the archway is magnificent.

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Really enjoyed stolling around the streets, we came across some really lovely shops, much nicer than for some reason I thought it would be.

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank Bishoptraveller
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I've been there hundreds of times since I was doing Erasmus in Faro. So the Old Town was one of the best place in the city to walk to when I wanted to be alone, to think about some deep questions, to listen to the...More

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank Eleonora_Lviv
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Interesting trip but disappointed that there wasn't more to see. The old buildings should have been labelled more clearly together with dates..

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank colin e
Reviewed 8 March 2012

Faro is ok, but not Olhao.... If you walk due west along the railway line there are a load of boats propped up near a private harbour, fantastic...

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Pleasant traffic free area. Mixture of restaurants and shops. Many buildings in need of restoration.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Go into the ols town, there is a grsat pavement cafe with lunchtime deals at 6 to 7 euros, you will easily know the one, its in the sunshine and very busy, great food 7 service

Date of experience: February 2012
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Carolyn W
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Response from spikebaby | Reviewed this property |
Hi There was a train that looked simple to use. We got UBER everywhere
8 September 2018|
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Response from alexandra3m6 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bus timetable you can find on algarvebus A walk from the Faro bus station to the old town will take you about 10-15 minutes .
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Response from Claudia V | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, when you include the surroundings and nice villages in the area. The beaches are beatiful when you take the coast route. So sightseeing, walks along the beach and the food is delicious.