Welcome to Faro – The city of Algarve
Faro is a municipality located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal which is divided into two distinct areas. On one hand, there is the coastline, and on the other hand, there is the Barrocal Algarvio, where you will cross hills and valleys with typical Algarvian vegetation. In Faro, you will find more historic monuments than in all the other cities in Algarve. The city offers history, culture in a relaxing environment, and from Faro, the whole of Algarve can be easily explored and visited.
In Faro, there are many different sites to visit. There, you will find the Old Town, the Ria Formosa national park, the Praia de Faro beach and the pretty village of Estoi. You can also find the pink Estoi Palace which has a Rococo architecture. Just outside of Estoi, you will see the ruins of Milreu, a Roman Villa which stone mosaics can still be seen by visitors. Furthermore, there is the Capela Dos Ossos, the bone chapel, where you will find the bones of overcrowded cemeteries. They were used in the designs of the chapel.
Forum Algarve is one of the biggest malls in the region. Located on the western entrance of Faro, this place will offer you the opportunity to find so many different shops. Apart from that, you will find shops of clothes, shoes, accessories, sports around the Rua de Santo António.
Regarding the nightlife, Faro is not a city with a lot of bars and all-night parties but you can find it in Albufeira or Praia da Rocha. Moreover, you can find a large range of Portuguese cafes and restaurants where you can eat traditional food.
Standard time zone : GMT + 1h
The coolest month in Faro is January with an average temperature of 12°C. Nevertheless, the warmest month is August with an average temperature of 24°C.
Within the city itself, it is better to explore the town by foot because of its small size. Apart from that, there are a lot of different ways to go through the Algarve region. Many buses and trains can drive you to Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos.