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Culture of Faro. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

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 during the invasion of the British. Through the efforts of local residents shrine was fully restored; the last large-scale reconstruction of the cathedral took place in the late 18th century. It is a unique monument of architecture and the epitome of unparalleled Gothic and Renaissance traditions.
Faro is famous for abundance of attractive unique restaurants; among them travelers point out the national restaurant Tasca. The main feature of this place is a huge selection of local … Open
There is a curious religious structure in the modern city. It is famous Capela dos Ossos. In the 17th century, the chapel was located on the site of a beautiful baroque church, which was partially rebuilt and extended with new facilities. The name of the chapel fully reflects its main feature, as its walls are entirely covered with human skulls and skeletons of people who were brought to the local churchyard. The chapel should remind visitors of the impermanence of all things with its design.
The Bishop's Palace is a true architectural masterpiece. It was built in the late 16th century. It is a place where unique theological works and old books are stored, and all attenders can see those priceless tomes. In 1596, the palace was looted by British pirates that managed to steal about two hundred books. They are now stored in the library of the University of Oxford. However, the collection of the Bishop's Palace is still considered one of the most interesting and richest in the world. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Saying about religious and architectural attractions, it’s worth to mention the Church of St. Francis. Built in the 18th century, it was made in the best traditions of the Baroque style. The church features luxurious interior. The St. Peter's Church founded in the late Middle Ages would be interesting too. Saint Peter is the patron saint of sailors and fishermen. The first church founded in his honor has appeared on that site more than seven hundred years ago. The Museum of Henry the Navigator is of great interest to tourists, as its walls house the priceless collection of archaeological artifacts. Among the many exhibits there are finds dated back to the Roman Empire.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Faro

Museu Municipal
Where: Praça Dom Afonso III, Faro;
Faro Cathedral
Where: Largo da Sé, Faro;
Igreja Do Carmo
Where: Largo do Carmo, Faro;
Parque Natural Da Ria Formosa

Iconic cultural sights of Portugal

The city of Aveiro is regarded as the Portuguese Venice. It will delight tourists with a Jesuit monastery built in the 15th century, as well as an ancient Cathedral. For a complete immersion in the atmosphere of the city, it is recommended to book a trip through the canals on a boat – Moliceiro.  … Open
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Landmarks of culture on Faro map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Faro

Culture guide to Faro. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Faro: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Faro. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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