Come and discover the capital of the Algarve

Located in the heart of the city, facing the riverside, Hotel Faro is the ideal starting point to explore the city of Faro and the Algarve. The proximity of the Ria Formosa and the sunny climate give the city a special light and invite you to discover the monuments, gardens and markets.

Accompanied by a guide that our hotel will be happy to recommend and book, we suggest that you start in the historic area of ​​Faro (also known as the old town), surrounded by the great walls of Muslim origin and known as Vila Adentro. Discover the storks that inhabit the top of the Ionic columns of Arco da Vila, explore the alleys inside the walls, be dazzled by the Romanesque-Gothic portico of the Igreja da Sé, visit the magnificent cloisters of the Municipal Museum, get lost in exploring the Art Galleries and ask where Arco do Repouso is and why legend has it that an enchanted Moorish princess still lives there.

If you want to know even more about our city, we suggest that you request a Tuk-Tuk ride or bicycle rental at the hotel reception and head towards the Lethes Theater, included in the European Network of Historic Theaters, dating from 1855 and maintaining its decoration. with frescoes on the ceiling, red velvet chairs and gilded cabins! The theater room is open all year with a rich agenda of theatre, dance and music. The city is also equipped with a modern theater – Teatro Municipal das Figuras – which presents a diversified agenda of events. In the complex of buildings that make up the Teatro das Figuras, discover the house whose exuberant ornamentation on the facade gives it its name: Casa das Figuras.

As you continue your tour, you can discover the Jewish Cemitery of Faro, which is the only record of the Jewish community established in the city between the beginning of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Then head to the Carmo Church, which is distinguished by its baroque facade painted in yellow and white, where large towers stand out and where you can visit the Capela dos Ossos (Bone Chappel).

In fact, Faro is a city with an enviable architectural heritage. There are many chapels, palaces and mansions that line the city's streets. At every step you discover a new building, an architectural detail or a coat of arms that tells the story of the place. As you leave the Hotel Faro, in Jardim Manuel Bivar, the 19th century Bandstand and the Bank of Portugal building, with its Islamist façade, delight the eye. On the other hand, if you prefer a tour outside the city center, we suggest that you take a Tuk-Tuk to the Ermida de Santo António do Alto and visit the Fialho Palace, an imposing building from 1913 that houses the Colégio de Nossa Senhora do Alto. Still by Tuk-tuk you can go to the village of Estoi and visit the Roman Ruins of Milreu.

And if, after this suggestion of a route through the city, offered by the Hotel Faro, you are still not convinced, get to know the great events that Faro has to offer throughout the year. Music, dance, theatre, cinema, gastronomy… the choice is yours! Faro is a city with life all year round.

Events in Faro:

Concentração Motard de Faro

Faro International Motorcycle Meeting
- July -

International Motorbike Meeting in Faro


FOLKFARO - Festival Internacional de Folclore - Agosto

FESTIVAL F - Festival de Música na Vila Adentro - Setembro -

FESTIVAL DE ÓRGÃO DE FARO - Festival de música original composta para órgão de igreja - Novembro -

FEIRA DE SANTA IRIA - Feira de artesanato e gastronomia - Outubro -


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