Guidebook for Faro. Check schedules online. Phone to confirm.

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Guidebook for Faro. Check schedules online. Phone to confirm.

Food Scene

A great place for traditional "petiscos". Small portions of traditional food, with a twist! :)€€-€€€ Open daily from 18.30h - 23.00h. Closed on Monday. It is recommended to book in advance. 5 min walk from the house.
A tasca do João
A great place for traditional "petiscos". Small portions of traditional food, with a twist! :)€€-€€€ Open daily from 18.30h - 23.00h. Closed on Monday. It is recommended to book in advance. 5 min walk from the house.
Great place for traditional food! The best place in Faro for fresh grilled fish! All the fish is great, ask for a "montanheira" salad as a side dish! :)€-€€ Go early! Best time to go for lunch 12.00h-12.30h dinner 19.00h-19.30h. Can be really busy and the service can be really slow during high season! Closed on Sunday!
Cantinho da Ronha
55 R. do Bocage
Great place for traditional food! The best place in Faro for fresh grilled fish! All the fish is great, ask for a "montanheira" salad as a side dish! :)€-€€ Go early! Best time to go for lunch 12.00h-12.30h dinner 19.00h-19.30h. Can be really busy and the service can be really slow during high season! Closed on Sunday!
Great for "petiscos" and tradicional food! It is recommended to book in advance.
Portas de São Pedro
61 R. de Sao Pedro
Great for "petiscos" and tradicional food! It is recommended to book in advance.
In Faro old town, great location where you can taste some lovely traditional food. It is recommended to book in advance
14 locals recommend
Tertúlia Algarvia
15 Praça do Afonso III
14 locals recommend
In Faro old town, great location where you can taste some lovely traditional food. It is recommended to book in advance
Amazing place to try fish traditional dishes, Cataplana. :) Dinner only! Can be busy, go early..€€ Closed on Sunday! It is recommended to book in advance.
Taberna Zé-Zé
15 Travessa do Alportel
Amazing place to try fish traditional dishes, Cataplana. :) Dinner only! Can be busy, go early..€€ Closed on Sunday! It is recommended to book in advance.
Alcachofra café. A nice place for a vegetarian meal.
Mel & Limão
25 R. do Pe da Cruz
Alcachofra café. A nice place for a vegetarian meal.
The best cakes in town. :) Its a traditional cake factory for take away. Try the delicious "pasteis de nata"
Faisca & Henriques pastry shop
27 Rua Brites de Almeida
The best cakes in town. :) Its a traditional cake factory for take away. Try the delicious "pasteis de nata"
A nice snack bar near the house for a snack, meals or breakfast. Closed on Saturday.
Pastelaria Coelho
2 Rua Brites de Almeida
A nice snack bar near the house for a snack, meals or breakfast. Closed on Saturday.
Amazing cozy restaurant. Home feel, homemade and delicious food. Vintage decoration. Need to book away in advance. Check schedule online.
8 locals recommend
A Venda
8 locals recommend
Amazing cozy restaurant. Home feel, homemade and delicious food. Vintage decoration. Need to book away in advance. Check schedule online.

Drinks & Nightlife

A truly amazing place with the best cocktails in town! 5 star service! Open daily from 12.00h-04.00h https://www.facebook.com/BarColumbusFARO
38 locals recommend
COCKTAIL & wine bar COLUMBUS
38 locals recommend
A truly amazing place with the best cocktails in town! 5 star service! Open daily from 12.00h-04.00h https://www.facebook.com/BarColumbusFARO
O castelo PUB. A nice place for a drink ( for food you have better options), while enjoying the best view over Ria Formosa Natural Park.
22 locals recommend
O Castelo
8 R. do Castelo
22 locals recommend
O castelo PUB. A nice place for a drink ( for food you have better options), while enjoying the best view over Ria Formosa Natural Park.
Best burgers in town, local ingredients. 5 min walk from the house. https://m.facebook.com/burgersandbowls.pt/
Burgers and Bowls Faro
30 Largo do Pé da Cruz
Best burgers in town, local ingredients. 5 min walk from the house. https://m.facebook.com/burgersandbowls.pt/

Arts & Culture

Faro city museum. The history of Faro and some art exhibitions from local artists. Small museum, not too boring... :) Open daily from 11.30h-18.00h. Closed on Monday.
20 locals recommend
Archaeological and Lapidary Museum Prince Henry the Navigator
20 locals recommend
Faro city museum. The history of Faro and some art exhibitions from local artists. Small museum, not too boring... :) Open daily from 11.30h-18.00h. Closed on Monday.
The Cathedral (Sé) in Faro is located in the heart of the city´s Old Town, in Largo da Sé. You can visit it inside and have an amazing view from Faro downtown and Ria Formosa from the bell tower. Open daily from 10.00h - 18.00h (Saturday from 09.30h-13.00h). Closed on Sunday.
13 locals recommend
Cathedral of Faro
11 Largo da Sé
13 locals recommend
The Cathedral (Sé) in Faro is located in the heart of the city´s Old Town, in Largo da Sé. You can visit it inside and have an amazing view from Faro downtown and Ria Formosa from the bell tower. Open daily from 10.00h - 18.00h (Saturday from 09.30h-13.00h). Closed on Sunday.
Faro old village arc entrance. Great place to start your tour in old village. It is a historical monument that you can visit and where is located the tourism office. At the top of it you can see a lot of stork nests! :) There you can listing Portuguese guitar recitals and sometimes Fado: https://www.recitalguitarraportuguesa.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RecitaldeGuitarraPortuguesa
14 locals recommend
Arco da Vila
14 locals recommend
Faro old village arc entrance. Great place to start your tour in old village. It is a historical monument that you can visit and where is located the tourism office. At the top of it you can see a lot of stork nests! :) There you can listing Portuguese guitar recitals and sometimes Fado: https://www.recitalguitarraportuguesa.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RecitaldeGuitarraPortuguesa
A landmark twin-towered baroque church where you can also visit the behind the church: the 19th-century Capela dos Ossos, built from the bones and skulls of over 1000 monks, Scary!! :)
20 locals recommend
Igreja do Carmo
18 Av. 5 de Outubro
20 locals recommend
A landmark twin-towered baroque church where you can also visit the behind the church: the 19th-century Capela dos Ossos, built from the bones and skulls of over 1000 monks, Scary!! :)
Tourism information point. There you can also get information for portuguese guitar small concerts.
Tourist Information Algarve
8 R. da Misericórdia
Tourism information point. There you can also get information for portuguese guitar small concerts.

Essentials

Supermarket for groceries. Open daily until 20.30h
Pingo Doce
8 R. Dr. Cândido Guerreiro
Supermarket for groceries. Open daily until 20.30h
Small place near home where you can buy some groceries. Open daily from 09.30h-13.00h / 15.00h-19.00h. Closed on Sunday.
Mini Mercado Candeias
4 Tv. do Bocage
Small place near home where you can buy some groceries. Open daily from 09.30h-13.00h / 15.00h-19.00h. Closed on Sunday.
Grocery shop
Continente bom dia
Grocery shop

Sightseeing

A traditional cobbled street in downtown Faro, with south Portuguese architecture, historical buildings and shops.
7 locals recommend
Rua de Santo Antonio
7 locals recommend
A traditional cobbled street in downtown Faro, with south Portuguese architecture, historical buildings and shops.
Take a walk amongst the cobbled streets of Old Town in Faro. Encounter centuries-old architectural sights, Roman passages, cozy cafes, and a lot of old history.
17 locals recommend
Faro Old Town
17 locals recommend
Take a walk amongst the cobbled streets of Old Town in Faro. Encounter centuries-old architectural sights, Roman passages, cozy cafes, and a lot of old history.
Traditional Faro market, where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, fish,...and also have a great traditional snack! Ask for a "Bifana" and a beer "mini" :) Great place for street photography. Since some of the shops closed at 13.00h, the best option is to go in the morning.
30 locals recommend
Faro Municipal Market
52 Largo Dr. Francisco Sa Carneiro
30 locals recommend
Traditional Faro market, where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, fish,...and also have a great traditional snack! Ask for a "Bifana" and a beer "mini" :) Great place for street photography. Since some of the shops closed at 13.00h, the best option is to go in the morning.

Parks & Nature

Desert Island" or "Ilha da Barreta" is the wildest beach in Ria Formosa Natural Park! You can get there by boat and several companies can organize that for you. For more information look for the place "boats to the islands" on the map provided in your room.
34 locals recommend
Barreta Island
34 locals recommend
Desert Island" or "Ilha da Barreta" is the wildest beach in Ria Formosa Natural Park! You can get there by boat and several companies can organize that for you. For more information look for the place "boats to the islands" on the map provided in your room.
Faro Beach - You can access it by car, bus (number 16, from "Proximo" city center bus station) or boat. Just check the map provided in your room for the bus stop localization and the place where you can get the boat.
Praia de Faro (Mar)
Faro Beach - You can access it by car, bus (number 16, from "Proximo" city center bus station) or boat. Just check the map provided in your room for the bus stop localization and the place where you can get the boat.
On the map provided look for the place "boats to the islands". From there you can visit the amazing Ria Formosa Natural Park.
80 locals recommend
Ria Formosa Nature Park
80 locals recommend
On the map provided look for the place "boats to the islands". From there you can visit the amazing Ria Formosa Natural Park.
A beautiful beach located in a small fisherman village. For more information look for the place "boats to the islands" on the map provided in your room.
26 locals recommend
Ilha do Farol
26 locals recommend
A beautiful beach located in a small fisherman village. For more information look for the place "boats to the islands" on the map provided in your room.

Entertainment & Activities

One of the touristic companies that organize Ria Formosa Natural Park tours and sell boat tickets to the islands, http://ilha-deserta.com/
Animaris - Animação Turística Lda
One of the touristic companies that organize Ria Formosa Natural Park tours and sell boat tickets to the islands, http://ilha-deserta.com/
Place where you can rent a kayak and also book boat tours.
Formosamar - Boat Tours Passeios na Ria Formosa
Place where you can rent a kayak and also book boat tours.
Boat tours in Ria formosa
Lands - Turismo na Natureza
Boat tours in Ria formosa