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Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

1. Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

Enjoyed by all ages, this walking tour combines historical and contemporary points of interest whilst giving you a feel for Faro, its history, and its people. Discover Faro’s main attractions, and why the Moorish times were so important for the city. Explore the medieval walls of the Old City, a chapel of human bones, the marketplace, the municipal museum, and Alameda Garden. At the garden you will be free to feed the pigeons and peacocks, which roam the grounds freely. Following that, visit intricately tiled and gilded churches, as well as a museum where you can enter into a world of Portuguese legends. As a coastal town, it’s easy to indulge in the eternal joys of sunshine whilst there. Get ready to experience Portugal from a different perspective, with your local charismatic guide who will reveal interesting facts about this picturesque city.

Faro: Interactive city discovery adventure

2. Faro: Interactive city discovery adventure

Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience across Faro with a short, self-guided walk. Discover which geological feature protected the city from the 1755 earthquake. Learn about a surprising annual parade. Spot partially-submerged sculptures—all while playing a web game in your phone’s browser. Start your challenge at the lovely parish church on Largo de Sao Sebastiao. Find local wonders such as the Igreja do Carmo. Admire its Baroque facade and twin bell towers. Keep your eyes open to spot a chapel made of the bones and skulls of monks, located around the church. Curious facts: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Find monuments and hidden secrets: Our local creator created an interactive walk through the city. Cryptic indications make you wind through the cities streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually won't notice. Once you've arrived at the next stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Enjoy: While doing this discovery trail, you will get to know the city from another point of view. Even locals discover new facts while doing secret city trails! Solve fun location-based riddles to unlock new directions along the way. Gain access to recommendations and local stories as you go further into this gamified walk. This discovery tour is perfect for lovers of curious city trivia. Join this fun and educational tour with your family, friends, or partner. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.

Explore the Eastern Algarve Visit Olhão Market, Tavira, Faro

3. Explore the Eastern Algarve Visit Olhão Market, Tavira, Faro

Come with us to explore the western part of the Algarve We will visit the Olhão Market The Municipal Markets of Olhão, one of the ex-libris of the city in Olhão, began to be built in 1912, being inaugurated four years later. almost a century ago A model example of iron and glass architecture, the building, with an enormous urban impact, in exposed brick and a metallic structure, was built to provide the city of Olhão with functional markets, which it did. Every day, hundreds of people visit the Markets, in search of the best fish, fruits and vegetables. Continuing to the Tavira City Tavira is a small town on the Algarve coast of Portugal. It extends along the river Gilão, which reaches the sea through the entrances to the lagoons of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Ilha de Tavira has a long sandy beach and salt flats that attract flamingos, spoonbills and other wading birds. In the centre, Tavira's medieval castle overlooks the city. The Church of Santa Maria do Castelo houses the tombs of 7 knights killed by the Moors. Visit the Islamic Museum The most recent museum center of the Municipal Museum of Tavira was inaugurated in February 2012. The Islamic Nucleus houses a vast and diverse archaeological collection from the Islamic period, resulting from interventions carried out in various places (C Finally we will visit the city of Faro .Faro is the capital of the Algarve region in southern Portugal. The town's neoclassical Arco da Vila stands on the site of a door that formed part of the original Moorish walls. The monumental arch leads to the old town, with its cobbled streets. Nearby is the Cathedral of Faro, built in the 13th century. From the Tower of the Church of Faro, dazzle yourself with the wonderful view over The Ria Formosa It is a salt marsh located in the Algarve region of Portugal, which extends across the municipalities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António, covering an area of approximately 18,400 hectares along

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3.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Nice walk, we were with 4 kids aged 8,7,6 and 3. They held up well and were very enthusiastic. In particular, the game element, solving hints, etc. causes their urge to complete the route.

It was fun and a nice insight into Faro's history. You get a good overview of the city center. However, the time given was too short. It took us significantly longer. (3 hours)