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Faro

Faro is home to about 55,000 people, but despite its relatively small size, it is the administrative center of the Algarve region. Prior to its modern incarnation, Faro was occupied by the Romans and then later the Moors, serving as a trading hub for both; ruins of both invading civilizations can be found throughout the city. As it grew in importance over neighboring towns such as Silves, Faro eventually became the regional seat.

Like Porto, Faro has an old town. Inside a spacious open square that was once the site of the Roman Forum is a 13th century Cathedral that faces the 18th century Episcopal palace. Much of the city is now composed of apartments and there are attractive shops and a particularly artistic theatre. Faro is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 17,000 hectares (42,000 acres) and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.

Of course, Faro is also a favorite place for seaside leisure, though it is not often very crowded. The beach is about 7 km (4 mi) from the city and is a long sandy near the International Airport. The city holds various cultural events here such as concerts and festivals.

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Faro has a number of interesting museums, such as the 16th century convent now serving as the city’s archaeological museum. Of particular interest is the section devoted to the Moorish occupation. The church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo is known as the “Golden Church” because of its renowned gold-leaf woodwork. It is also famous for its somewhat grim adornments – its chapel is lined with the bones of over 1,200 monks. Other museums include the Praça de Dom Francisco Gomes, a maritime museum featuring scale models of boats and galleons, and the Faro Jewish Heritage Center.

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Faro e-Fat Bike by night & Alternative Bar

Discover the capital of Algarve, often unknown to tourists. It attracts connoisseurs. RIche of culture, monuments and life. Visiting the old town and night port in Electric Fat Bike is so different. Among the monuments visited, the Sé Cathedral, the "Arco da Vila", the "Arco do Repouso", the Belmarço Palace and many others. The visit does not provide for entry into the monuments but the entrance to the bars ... yes. Very different from Albufeira, musical culture is at the center. Small concerts, karaoke ... We'll go where you want ...And let's end with a unique alternative place
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FARO FOOD & CULTURAL - GL TOURS FARO

Let's have a great food experience?.Faro Old Town Faro Marina & Beautiful Portuguese Cobblestone Streets.Different local food experiences (at least 3), including drinks
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e-Fat Bike Faro by night "My Friend and Me"

"PRIVATE CIRCUIT FOR 2 PEOPLE"Discover the capital of Algarve, often unknown to tourists. It attracts connoisseurs. RIche of culture, monuments and life. Visiting the old town and night port in Electric Fat Bike is so different. Among the monuments visited, the Sé Cathedral, the "Arco da Vila", the "Arco do Repouso", the Belmarço Palace and many others. (The visit does not provide for entry into the monuments)
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Faro e-Fat Bike by night & Bar

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e-Fat Bike Faro by night

Discover the capital of Algarve, often unknown to tourists. It attracts connoisseurs. RIche of culture, monuments and life. Visiting the old town and night port in Electric Fat Bike is so different. Among the monuments visited, the Sé Cathedral, the "Arco da Vila", the "Arco do Repouso", the Belmarço Palace and many others. (The visit does not provide for entry into the monuments)
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2 Days Private Tour In the Algarve from Lisbon

Two days Private Tour in the Algarve from Lisbon,  perfect for you that wish to visit the Algarve region, but do not know exactly where or how. The Algarve is a Portuguese region with approximately 200 kms from East to West, in this two days we suggest the visit to some of the most important places among them; Faro, Tavira, Albufeira, Lagos and Sagres, always with the historical accompaniment of each place and there main curiosities, this private tour can still be adjusted according to your interests or curiosity.
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Eastern Algarve Small Group Day Trip to Castro Marim, Tavira and Faro

Discover the wonders of Eastern Algarve by going on a small-group day trip. By traveling in a smaller group, you’ll have a more personalized experience without feeling your trip is overcrowded. Enjoy roundtrip transport, traveling comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll see the quaint village of Castro Marim, the pretty town of Tavira, Olhão, and have a guided walking tour or an optional boat trip in Faro.
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Oriental Algarve Tour - Tavira, Ria Formosa, Olhão, Faro

We will start this tour in the capital of the Algarve, the city of Faro. Here we will cover the narrow streets and squares until we reach the famous Arco da Vila - built by Bishop Francisco Gomes.The next stop is Olhão. Here you can enjoy a cruise on Ria Formosa and enjoy the beauty of this famous natural park, habitat of hundreds of birds of the most different species. Then, the charming town of Tavira. Crossed by the river Gilão, Tavira is the mirror of a Algarve traditions, full of character and, above all, beautiful. Among the places to visit, we highlight the castle of this city and the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo, where you can see various styles of architecture, from Gothic and Manueline to the baroque and neoclassical. Mandatory point of passage is also the Republic Square, which is the center of the city. Located next to the river and the old bridge of Tavira, in it we find the building of the County Hall and an amphitheater from which you can watch shows.
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East Algarve Guided Bus Tour: Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real St.Antonio

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Old City Food & Cultural Tour, in Faro

A true feast with 15 different food and drink tastings!Discover Faro's origin and history throughout the centuries. In this food tour will learn about the different people that have lived here, the magical legends, the mouthwatering traditional delicacies. You will also discover the precious Ria Formosa lagoon that provides the most beautiful natural backdrop to the capital of the Algarve.Celebrate the Algarvian Summer indulging in the simple pleasures of the region's traditional flavors; fresh fish, side dishes, cheese, dessert, taste three Portuguese wines, a beer, and a cocktail, all made in the Algarve.Book this culinary and cultural experience, and discover the food specialties Faro has to offer!
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2 Day Private Tour of the Algarve from Lisbon

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Oriental Algarve Tour - Tavira, Ria Formosa, Olhão, Faro and Ayamonte

We will start this tour in Faro. Here we will cover the narrow streets and squares until we reach the famous Arco da Vila - built by Bishop Francisco Gomes.The next stop is Olhão. Here you can enjoy a cruise on the Ria Formosa and enjoy the beauty of this natural park, habitat of hundreds of birds of the most different species. Then, the charming town of Tavira. Crossed by the river Gilão, Tavira is the mirror of a Algarve traditions, full of character and, above all, beautiful. Among the places to visit, we highlight the castle of this city and the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo, where you can see various styles of architecture, from Gothic and Manueline to the baroque and neoclassical. To finish will visit Ayamont, the township of Ayamonte preserves its old medieval quarter in the central district of the town, with many very narrow streets and historical buildings; this central area is a designated car-free zone.
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Ria Formosa Treasures

Ria Formosa, with its 60km extension along the Algarve’s East Coast, is a habitat to a great diversity of fauna and flora. Enjoy a little train ride and visit Barril’s Almadraba tuna fish, installed between 1841 and 1966. We head to Tavira, where you can explore the historical centre, the architecture of the houses and the unique “scissors roofs”. Free time for lunch –not included. We continue to Cacela Velha where we stop for a panoramic view over Ria Formosa. We finish in Faro, capital of the Algarve, a city conquered by D. Afonso III, King of Portugal in the 13th century. In the old town, we stop for a brief Fado Session, the Portuguese National song and Porto wine tasting.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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