Interesting facts about Faro!
The historic town of Faro, Portugal, is a charming place surrounded by ancient walls and built on quaint cobblestone streets. A popular day-trip destination, Faro is central to many other cities, including Albufeira, Vilamoura, and Quarteira.
One of the many reasons this Portuguese town draws visitors from all over the country is due to its deep cultural significance. Calm and quiet, historical points of interest include the Bone Chapel, Cidade Velha, and the Paço Episcopal palace.
Venture to the city center for shopping amidst the scenic town square, where your pick of restaurants and bars are within walking distance from one another. Once you get your fill, wander to the Municipal Museum, previously a 16th-century convent, which contains even more history related to the famed city.
For the sports lovers, Faro was home to the Euro 2004 football championship and a temporary home for the Gibraltar national football team. Teams compete at the 30,000 seat stadium, Estádio Algarve, which the town shares with nearby Loule.
Things to see and do!
- Ria Formosa - Hiking & Cycling
- Zoomarine Algarve - Waterpark
- Marina de Vilamoura - Shopping & Dining
- Cathedral of Faro - Medieval Church
- Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila - Historical Landmark
- Praia da Coelha - Swimming Area
Made our holiday
Initially I was worried about landing with my family and the car not turning up, then the flight was delayed by over an hour and that added more worry. Whilst i was still waiting to board I received a text message from the taxi company saying that the flight was delayed and they were tracking it. When I landed I received a text message with the driver contact details, his arrival time and his photo!! When we came through he was standing there with our name on a smart looking tablet! He was great, he ran us around during our stay a few times and we had him again when it was time to leave. Michelle
Booked my transfer with ridetransferdirect.com and the process couldn’t have been easier, One thing that surprised me was that I could track the vehicle in real time from the SMS message they sent me when the car was dispatched, impressive! Steve.