University of Algarve

About Algarve, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Algarve, Portugal)

Faro is the main town of the Algarve in Portugal. Within close proximity of the Algarve's cliff-lined coastline, Faro is proud of its historic buildings, tiled walls and interesting narrow streets. The city brims with life and history, with its outdoor recreational facilities and historic architecture dating back to the Arab and Roman occupation. Populated by around 55,000 people, Faro offers various tourist attractions like museums, shopping centres, bars, clubs, discos, restaurants, and restored churches and palaces.

What to do in Faro

People who love to dance and drink the night away come to Faro for its very active and lively nightlife. It offers several discos, bars and clubs such as 4 Elementos Bar, Emporium and Dux. The city also has a few fine dining restaurants that combine the city's unique cuisine with Faro's choice wines for those in the mood for gastronomical delights.

The city is also famous for its outdoor activities and resorts. Faro offers family-friendly waterparks, paintball facilities, bicycle terrains, and minigolf courses. Adventure-seeking tourists can check out the city's coastline where jetski and surfboard rentals are available.

Tourist Attractions

Architecture lovers can check out Faro's historical infrastructure like its famous Roman walls, Tavira, Capela d'Osso, and several Renaissance churches. Outdoor lovers can visit Praia de Faro for swimming, fishing, and waterskiing. The city is also dotted with quaint restaurants and pavement cafés that serve fresh seafood and Portuguese wine. Faro's teatros also stage several performances and show local movies.

International university students who want to immerse themselves in the city's rich history can visit Faro's museums like the Museu Ethnografico Regional, Museum Antonino, Toy Museum, and Museum of Maria Campina.

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