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Faro

Faro

Many people say that Faro—the capital of the Algarve region—is located on Europe’s most scenic coast, offering beautiful, long sandy beaches that stretch away into a horizon framed by rocks on both sides. Faro is a charming old town with cobbled streets and leafy parks. Its location in the centre of the Algarve makes Faro the perfect starting point for day-trips to all the marvellous major destinations of this wonderful region.

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Faro Municipal Museum

Faro Municipal Museum is home to the region's archaeological finds. Located in a former monastery, its gardens date back to 1540 with beautiful, and its two-storey cloisters form the heart of the museum. Among the most remarkable items is a Roman floor mosaic from the 4th-century detailed with the head of the Roman god Neptune.

Address
Praça Dom Afonso III, Faro
Faro Cathedral

Rebuilt throughout the ages. Faro Cathedral is now a mixture of Renaissance and Baroque religious buildings. Its interior is equally rich, featuring a large organ from the 18th-century with Chinoiserie details.

Address
Largo da Sé, Faro
Restaurante 2 Irmãos

Restaurante 2 Irmãos has a long history as one of Faro’s best and most popular fish restaurants. Established in 1925, this Faro gastronomic landmark serves traditional local cuisine prepared using modern methods, with a focus on seafood dishes, as well as a few tasty meat dishes.

Address
Praça Ferreira de Almeida 13-14, Faro
Cervejaria Aliança

Besides its specialised extensive selection of beer, Cervejaria Aliança also serves traditional Southern Portuguese gastronomy staple dishes. The lovely environment of the old, restored building is just perfecto to enjoy the drink and food of your choice.

Address
Rua Dr Francisco Gomes 26, Faro
Mercado Municipal

This is Faro’s largest fresh produce market. Located in a gorgeous modern building, the market is open until late and is the perfect place to have direct contact with the local food culture. It is recommended to go in the early morning when the food stock is the highest.

Address
Largo Doutor Francisco Sá Carneiro, Faro
Forum Algarve

Forum Algarve is one of the town's premier shopping centres, featuring all sorts of fashion stores and restaurants. It is also home to one of the biggest cinema places in the Algarve.

Address
Estrada Nacional 125, km 103, Faro

Passport/Visa

Portugal can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport but must carry a valid ID during their stay.

Faro International Airport

Faro’s international airport is located six kilometers to the west of the city, right by the sea. Buses 14 and 16 depart regularly to the centre of Faro, and the trip takes approximately 20 minutes. You can buy the ticket directly from the driver, but remember that it is good to have some small change or the exact amount of money. A taxi ride takes just under fifteen minutes.