Faro, the capital of the Algarve is about only 3 decades
old, but is one of the liveliest cities with attractive shopping
grounds, good restaurants and a wild nightlife. In the early
days Faro played a crucial role in the economy of the territory,
and even now has a major effect on the entire territory.
Travelers passing through the city get to discover the city
charisma and color with an interesting history. Those who
wish to hang around can visit Faro’s top attractions
like macabre one at the Igreja do Carmo, features a chapel
whose walls are decorated with bones unearthed from the neighboring
cemetery. Another worthwhile attraction near the city is the
Ria Formosa Natural Park, and a short distance to the north
is the peaceful village of Estoi, boasting a pink Roccoco
palace and Roman ruins dating from the 1st century.
Much of the city is now composed of apartments and there are
many attractive shops and a particularly artistic theatre.
A portion of the city is covered with the RIA Formosa lagoon,
a nature reserve of over 17.000 hectares, making it look remarkably
splendid. The beach has become a stopping place for hundreds
of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory
Further more, the beach is used by the city to celebrate various
events all through the year
Today the city has all the amenities of a modern European
town, with an attractive shopping area, some decent restaurants,
Excellent beaches, wild nightlife scene and more enabling
travelers to enjoy every minute of their visit and experience
a "real" Portuguese feel.
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