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.
Tours To Old Town Faro
Best of the East: Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Cacela Velha BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $43
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
FARO FOOD & CULTURAL PRIVATE (F) - GL Tours BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $96
Duration: 5 hours
Seaview Yoga Workshop in Old Town Faro BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $22
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Old Town Faro Reviews
Faro is probably a must if you visit Algarve. Not necessarily the most beautiful but definitely typical of that region of Portugal. Lots to do and see! more »
The first settlements in today's Faro started around the fourth century BC, when the Phoenicians established here one of their colonies in the Western Mediterranean region. Then came the Romans... more »
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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