Faro is best known for being the home of the airport in the Algarve but there is far more to Faro than simply Faro airport and it is well worth a trip into the city to discover all the things to do in Faro.
When it comes to things to do in Faro the first thing you will notice is that there are plenty of shops! There is the Forum Algarve shopping centre, home to all the major brands and also to a multiplex cinema for anyone who wants to go and watch a film – if you want to see it in English then just look out for V.O after the name of the film as this means that it is shown in its original version with Portuguese subtitles.
There are also lots more shops to be found in the new part of Faro in the city centre and even if you are not looking to buy anything specific, this is still a lovely area to walk around with its squares, park areas and water fountains.
There are lots of things to do in Faro if you are looking for some history and culture, as the capital of the Algarve is home to many beautiful buildings and historically important areas.
Take a visit to the cathedral “Sé” in the old town of Faro and have a look around before heading up the steps to the top of the tower for some really impressive views of the city. Another must on the list of things to do in Faro has to be to walk through the Arco da Vila archway. This ancient arch is easy to find right by the tourist information and has been built in the same location as the original medieval gates of the city.
Head down to the marina in Faro to take a look at the boats or even set sail on a boat trip from Faro into the natural park of the Ria Formosa to take in the spectacular local wildlife.
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