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The capital of Algarve is sited on Portugal's most southerly headland. Faro lives on salt, fishing, it's cork factories and marble works, food processing and canning, it's plastic and building industries.
After his victory against the Moors in 1249, King Alfons III presented the city with a municipal charter.

Churches and Monuments
The Cathedral - Rebuilt in the 18C.
Igreja do Carmo - with an ossuarium.
Arco da Vila - The finest of the gateways in the old city wall.

Ilha de Faro - Long sandy beach/island.
Miradouro de Santo Ant´┐Żnio
Arco da Vila
Praça (square) Dom Francisco Gomes
"Ruínas Romanas de Milreu" - In Estoí (8 km to the north).

Museu Marítimo - In the harbour-master's office. many model ships.
Museu Municipal - In a former convent (16e eeuw)
The Ferreira de Almeida collectie: sculptures, 18C paintings and Spanish and Chinese furniture.

Tourist Office
Tourist Information
Rua da Misericórdia, 8-12
8000 Faro
Tel. ++351 289-803604
Região de Turismo do Algarve
Avª 5 de Outubro, 18
8000 FARO
Tel. ++351 289-800400
Fax. ++351 289-800489

Hotels - Apartments

Camping Sites
Camping Praia de Faro
(Montenegro at 4 km, Faro at 10 km)
8000 Faro
Tel. ++351 289 817876
Fax. ++351 289 819101
-Open 1/5 - 31/12 - Located On the beach.
restaurant, bar, playground, minimarket.
This campsite is due to construction closed.
Reopening planned at summer 20??!!! - © since1999