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Old Town Faro, Faro

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Walk the cobbled streets of Old Town Faro and encounter centuries-old architectural sights, Roman passages, cozy cafes, and a museum with archaeological findings. The site features the oldest horseshoe arch in Portugal and a 16th-century convent. Note the many houses decorated by flowers as well as the meandering paths and alleys; take a stroll down the shopping lane at the town center. You can have a meal at one of the typical Algarvian restaurants, or just grab a coffee along the riverfront. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Town Faro by using our Faro holiday builder tool.
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  • Staying in Albufeira and exploring the Algarve by car. Find your way to the parking in Old Town and give the guy who points to a parking space a Euro for his trouble. It's an investment to protect...  more »
  • We have been to some very nice ‘old towns’ over the past few months so I feel justified in saying this one is distinctly average. The gate/cathedral are ok, it’s fairly small so you can walk it...  more »
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  • Fairly complete set of old town walls. Nice to wander the streets and stop off at quaint bars and restaurants. Some of the buildings are falling down but they are making some effort to restore them. Great views of the river and restaurants from the bar at the top of the walls. Also a tower to climb and small museums.
  • It's nice but you won't miss anything of you don't see it
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