Most cities that you visit have an “old town”. It is like they have two city centers – one that is older (and often most popular) and one that is more modern. However, in Faro the “old town” is really old and you see remnants all over the place. Remnants of the old times and of the towns rich history. Make sure to check it out and don’t miss the highlights!
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Faro old town
Take a walk amongst the cobbled streets of Old Town in Faro. Encounter centuries-old architectural sights, Roman passages, cozy cafes, and a lot of old history. This place is taking romance to a completely new level. There is a lot of things to see and the best way to see them is to just stroll around and have a look.
Many of the houses here are decorated with flowers and there is also a shopping lane where you can buy new stuff that is housed in old buildings. Make sure to stop by a café and grab something to drink.
Muralhas de Faro
These are the remnants of how the town of Faro used to be protected a really long time ago. I can’t find that much information about the Muralhas, however, I think that it is enough to just stroll around and let your imagination run wild.
Address: Largo de São Francisco, 8000 Faro, Portugal.
Arco Da Vila
This place is the entryway into to the Cidade Velha in Old Town in Faro. It is powerful to see and while you are here you might want to stop by the tourist office that is located nearby. Our favorite part of this place was to see the storks that nested on the roof!
Address: R. da Misericórdia 8, 8000-168 Faro, Portugal.
You can call this place “the heart of Old Town”. Here you wander amongst cobbled streets and look at old buildings that tell a story about the towns old history. There are many restaurants and cafés that look inviting and where you can sit down and enjoy the Old Town in Faro.
The church that is well worth a visit. Make sure to go all the way up to the top where you can see Faro from above. This church is really nice and there is also a bit of morbid surprise to the people visiting. There is a small chapel made out of human bones there! Read more about our visit to the Faro Cathedral.
Address: Largo da Sé 11, 8000-138 Faro, Portugal.
Explore the Old Town in Faro by Foot
The things that are listed above are just some of the things to see while visiting Faro. The best way to explore the Old Town is by foot. And you might want to walk from Old Town to the more modern Faro. You can do some serious shopping in Faro and there are small shops and boutiques scattered all over the city center.
Make sure to stroll around in the harbor while you are in Old Town. It is located right there so you can’t miss it!
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