About Faro

If you like the unique places, don't hesitate more and visit Faro! This city is mostly visited by those tourists, who just want to relax and sunbathe on the beach for a week. However, the region offers a lot to see: you can choose from a big variety of boat tours to the nearby lagoon and the smaller beach islands, or visit the city's beautiful yacht marina and the peaceful old town, which has a more distinctly Portuguese feel than the other towns in southern Portugal.

You can find most of the attractions in the old town. Don't miss the spectacular museums (Municipal Museum of Archaelogy, Maritime Museum, Regional Museum of Algarve) or the special chapel of the Igreja do Carm, beacuse the walls of this chapel are decorated with more than 1200 human skulls and other bones belonging to the monks, who lived here. Numerous friendly cafés and restaurants are hidden on the cobbled medieval streets, where you can taste the local seafood specialities.

Faro is the southernmost city of Portugal and seat of the Algarve region. It is located close to the Ria Formosa lagoon and many lighthouses are within easy reach.



9 circular routes and 6 normal bus lines make the public transportation in Faro. Tickets are available at the driver.


Parking is pretty difficult in Faro, due to the lack of parking slots. Most of the car parks are payable however there is one free next to the port.


As the city center is not so big, and attractions are within walking distance from each other, it's better to take a walk. Also, the bus and train station is located in the center.

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Time Zone
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Country Code

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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