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Faro by Girolame @flickr
Largo da Se cathedral, Faro - The Algarve
Largo da Se cathedral, Faro - The Algarve by Glen Bowman @flickr
Dom Francisco Gomes de Avelar statue - Faro - The Algarve
Dom Francisco Gomes de Avelar statue - Faro - The Algarve by Glen Bowman @flickr
Faro by rschnaible @flickr
Faro by Jean Paul Renais @flickr
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Top sigths of Portugal

The majority of landmarks are located in the capital of the country - Lisbon and its suburbs. For more than 700 years Saint George's Castle, which is located on a high hill, has been the main symbol of the city. Starting from the 13th century it was used as a royal palace, nowadays one of its towers hosts an archive with important documents of the country level. Approximately one third of the castle was destroyed during the earthquake in 1755, so only the main wall and a couple of towers have survived until our days. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is not only a famous religious landmark, but also an important historical object. Many famous guests visited the monastery in the past, for example, Vasco da Gama, who prayed there before his famous travel to India. After the return of the famous explorer a church dedicated to Virgin Mary was built near the monastery. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is also the place of the burial of the royal family, and one of the monastery's buildings has been turned into marine and archaeological museums. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Faro

Attractions and active leisure

We should definitely mention a large selection of nightlife places, among which the Ditadura Live Music is noteworthy. Stylish and modern, it has remained a permanent venue for vibrant music events and theme parties for many years. CheSsenta invites visitors to listen to live music and enjoy their favorite cocktail at the bar. Vivid entertainment programs are held here literally every day. Shoppers especially … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

In the historical part of the city, in one of the beautiful old buildings there is an international restaurant Dois Irmãos. It will be a great place to relax after visiting local attractions. Travelers would be able to choose from a variety of specialties in the Dois Irmãos restaurant. The Monte do Casal restaurant resembles a modest village tavern with its design. This place is very popular among those who are … Open

Travel guide to Faro

The Church of St. Francis is an exceptional attraction. It was built in the 17th century and looks completely unremarkable. The main feature of the religious building is hidden inside. The church is distinguished by the interior opulence. It is adorned with skilfull blue-and-white mosaics. However, the main value of the old church is the gilded altar and the remaining wonderful frescoes by famous Italian artists. … Open

Advices for travellers

5. You can visit the resort at any time of the year, as there is always a very favorable and sunny weather here. Fans of beach rest will feel comfortable in summer; fans of active recreation and hiking are recommended to choose other seasons. 6. Tourists who want to enjoy the most popular local dishes are advised to go to the waterfront. There are numerous fish restaurants that offer guests a wide selection of … Open

Cultural excursion through Faro - things to see

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 … Open

Faro sightseeing

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 … Open

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