Faro – general information

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In case you travel Portugal, we suggest that you visit on of the best sightseengs and attractions in Portugal – Faro. Faro is not only the administrative but also economic centre of Algarve and the largest city in province. The city was built on Roman and Arab ruins but still most of attractive buildings were built after the severe earthquakes in 1532 and 1755. Faro holidays showcase Portugal long history which reflects in city’s atmosphere created due to fascinating combination of historic and up-to-date places. It also is seeing in Faro luxury hotels and resorts buildings.

If you travel Portugal and visit Faro, we advise you to see such best places in Faro as the 18th Century Episcopal palace which faces the 13th Century Cathedral which was the residence of Roman Forum. Both buildings are situated in a large and worth seeing square. There is the 16th Century Convent nearby Episcopal palace and nowadays there is a city’s archaeological museum in this convent. Naval Museum is another popular among visitors attraction, it’s not big but in this museum coast’s maritime history is displayed. Of course there many other impressive places in Faro, among them Nossa Senhora da Assuncao Convent, Sao Pedro da Misericordia Church and Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, Infante Dom Henrique and Ramalho Ortigao and Antoniano museums. We suggest you walk around the city in order to feel its unique atmosphere. But still if your travel Portugal and your time is limited, you can choose half day excursion around the city, which take place in Faro every day. So don’t worry if you don’t have much time for exploring this perfect city, you won’t have any problems with booking excursion like this.

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