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Praia da Ilha de Faro

  • beach

Praia da Ilha de Faro
8005, Faro

Faro

A wide stretch of sand, between the sea and the Ria Formosa, located at 8 km from the city of Faro. It is accessible by boat, from Faro, or by car and across a bridge. The existence of constructions have stolen some of its natural beauty, but brought along more liveliness in the summer. It has excellent conditions for sports such as rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, skating, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics and others.

O Seu Café

  • food & drink

Largo de São Pedro
8000-145, Faro

Faro

A simple restaurant with a bar and a tobacco shop. The menu has typically Portuguese dishes. The speciality is the "O Seu Café" steak.

Arco do Repouso e Muralhas de Faro

  • heritage

Rua do Repouso
8000, Faro

Faro

Entrance door to the meedieval walls, built by the muslim prince Bem Bekr as a defense against the Christian invasions. It's constituded by two watchtowers with two sid entrances.

Jardim Manuel Bívar

  • country
  • leisure

Praça Dom Francisco Gomes
8000, Faro

Faro

A garden with various kinds of trees and well designed, well taken care of flowerbeds, amidst long corridors inviting for a stroll. There is also a small cafe with a pleasant terrace.

Museu Regional do Algarve

  • heritage

Praça da Liberdade, 2 - Rua do Pé da Cruz, 4
8000-404, Faro

Faro

A museum in the building of the Assembleia Distrital (District Assembly), with a vast and valuable collection of crafts, paintings and objects of the Algarve's etnography.

Villa Romana de Milreu

  • heritage

Rua de Faro
8005-443, Estoi

Faro

The roman village of Milreu, dating back to the 1st or 2nd centuries, was remodeled during the 4th century and occupied until the 6th or 7th centuries. Nowadays, one can clearly see the structures of a great manor, built during the 1st century and remodeled in the 3rd and 4th centuries, the agricultural installations, a bathhouse and a temple. It is classified as a National Monument.

Igreja do Convento de Santo António dos Capuchos

  • heritage

Rua Serpa Pinto
8000-431, Faro

Faro

The church of the Capuchos was built at the beggining of the 17th century and has a façade with arcades and a niche, which is charactristic of the Capuchos architecture. It has an important set of 18th century tiles in the main chapel, representing each step in Saint Anthony's life, and on the side walls, representing Saint Anthony's death and the descent of the cross.

Praia da Ilha do Farol

  • beach

Praia da Ilha do Farol
8000, Faro

Faro

A wid stretch of sand, accessible only by boat. The trips costs 1.50 €. Both the river and the sea beaches have good quality water and charming landscapes. It is possible to rent a house locally.

Praia da Ilha da Culatra

  • beach

Praia da Ilha da Culatra
8000, Faro

Faro

A beach with a wide stretch of sand in a picturesque fishing village. The boats that take one to this dream beach depart from Olhão at a price of 1 €. It has good quality restaurants with fine shellfish and reasonable prices.

Praia da Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)

  • beach

Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)
8000, Faro

Faro

One may only get to this beach by boat or by water taxi from the Porta Nova Docks, in Faro. It is absolutely wonderful, with its sand, its quality waters and several diversions.

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