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Sightseeing in Faro - what to see. Complete travel guide

The largest city in the Algarve province, this is a well-developed economic and cultural center. The production of common salt has played a huge role in the economic development of this place. Rich deposits of sault were discovered in Faro yet in the previous century. This fact has given rise to the appearance of numerous factories. The city remains a major industrial center even nowadays, but in recent years it has started attracting more tourists thanks to its unique nature and rich historical heritage.
In the heart of the historic district, on the picturesque Largo da Se square there is the main symbol of the city - the old cathedral. It was built in the 13th century, but was badly damaged … Open
Speaking of places of interest in Faro, we simply can’t fail to mention the amazing nature reserve named Ria Formosa. Here you can see the representatives of local flora and fauna; several large aquariums will demonstrate rich variety of underwater creatures to visitors. The park has areas devoted to birds and wild animals, while aquariums are full of different mussels and fish.
Among the architectural sights of the city we should definitely mention Estoi Palace and Ruins of Miller. The palace was built in the beginning of the 17th century. It is surrounded by a spacious park and is decorated with exquisite sculptures, columns and pools. In the halls of the palace you will see a collection of antique furniture, paintings and other interior items. Many years ago a beautiful castle stood on the place of Ruins of Miller. This house belonged to the Roman nobles. Nowadays only mosaics that had adorned the bottom of one of the pools survived. Copyright
The resort won’t disappoint fans of beach holidays and shopping, sporting activities and colorful parties. A perfect holiday destination will be the beautiful beach of Praia de Faro … Open
Dormition of the Virgin Monastery built in 1543 is another important monument that cannot be neglected. St. Francis Church, Church of Peter and Roman-Gothic Cathedral are no less beautiful religious buildings. There are also several museums in the city. The local Museum of Natural History exhibits a collection of wonderful paintings, while the museum dedicated to Henry the Navigator is devoted to important geographical discoveries. Don’t forget to visit St. Antonio di Alto gallery that features an exhibition of photos, paintings and sculptures.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Faro
♥   Castle 'Paderne Castle' , 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Ayamonte' Huelva, 49.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower de Isla Canela' Huelva, 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sanlúcar de Guadiana' Huelva, 66.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Faro
♥   Nature Park 'Ria Formosa' , 12.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Vale do Guadiana' , 78.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina' , 90.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Faro from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Benagil Beach

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
The hidden beach located under an arch of a large natural cave is especially popular among romantic natures. It’s possible to get to this amazing part of the coast only by sea. It’s also worth noting that this place is popular not only among couples, but also among photographers from around the world. Everyone visiting Algarve will be able to see one of the natural wonders of the world. It’ll take less than 10 minutes by car to get to Benagil from there. … Read further
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