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“Faro Fabuloso!” or  “Fabulous Faro” – the capital of the Algarve since 1756.   Full of remarkable history, architecture, art, music and natural science, it is easy to get to, handy for the airport, and with the Spanish border just a stones throw away, it’s a real must to visit.
Faro has the largest shopping centre of the Algarve – full of quality goods and a wide range of beautifully made handicrafts.  Stroll down pedestrian streets paved with stunning geometric motives - so popular in Portugal.  Pause for a while at the many terraces, cafes and restaurants, meet people or friends or just soak up the aromas, sights, sounds, tastes and the extraordinarily effervescent yet relaxing atmosphere.
Faro has indeed so many riches to offer. Recommended is a visit to the cathedral where there are beautiful chapels decorated with gilt carved wood, paintings and tiles,  including an impressive 17th century baroque organ.  Go to see the 16th Century cloister Convent of Nossa Senhor da Assumptico,  possibly one of the most important monuments of the Algarve  - steeped in history and atmosphere! Perhaps more interesting still are the art galleries, full of remarkable exhibits, which will stimulate your thinking and certainly give you much to talk about. You will be surrounded by much music and laughter as you come into contact with street theatre, drama and musicians which help to create Faros unique mood.
Faro - a city brimming with treasures
So many treasures, not only inside Faro but also on the outskirts. 7Km from Faro are the fabulous Ruins of Milreu, 8 Km away is the fantastic Palace of Estoi and more!
It is also a beach lovers paradise. Praia da Faro – beach of Faro – is an island reached by a bridge travelling by car or bus.  Other beaches Farol Culatra and Deserta can be reached only by boat from Faro or Olhao.  Beautiful stretches of golden beach continue right along the eastern Algarve to the Spanish border.  They are different from the ruggedly spectacular beaches of the West coast, but equally as captivating and just as wonderful.
For those nature enthusiasts this area is a treat! On Faro’s doorstep is the Ria Formosa which has the Atlantic Ocean and beaches on one side and salt water lagoons, marshes, sand split islands, peninsulas, islets and channels on the other.  Beautifully scenic walks are easy to access and create great opportunities for more wildlife watching as well as peace and tranquillity.
Golfers will also find lots to do here.  Superb Golf just nearby at San Lorenzo, Quinta do Lago, Pinheiros Altos, Colina Verde and MUCH more (click Golf for more details)
You’ll love Faro – it truly is a fantastic, fun and fabulous place to be.


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