GUIDE - FARO & REGION - Places to visit, restaurants, culture,etc.

Antonio Maria
Antonio Maria
GUIDE - FARO & REGION - Places to visit, restaurants, culture,etc.

Food Scene

Vegetarian and general restaurants
Healthy sandwiches and salads in downtown Faro
20 locals recommend
The Woods
10 Av. da República
20 locals recommend
Healthy sandwiches and salads in downtown Faro
It's a brewery, but also a restaurant and cafe. It has an esplanade and is in the pedestrian zone of the center of Faro.
13 locals recommend
Cervejaria Aliança
7 R. Dom Francisco Gomes
13 locals recommend
It's a brewery, but also a restaurant and cafe. It has an esplanade and is in the pedestrian zone of the center of Faro.
Simple and with a large terrace. Most of the customers are local people. (on the small square on right side, are on Sunday the local farmers market.)
O Seu Café
Largo de São Pedro
Simple and with a large terrace. Most of the customers are local people. (on the small square on right side, are on Sunday the local farmers market.)
With nice terrace with vew to the Marina of Faro
Cafe Do Coreto
Praça Dom Francisco Gomes
With nice terrace with vew to the Marina of Faro
Cozy restaurant and not so expensive. (3 minutes walking from the apartment.) Offers simple but tasty Portuguese food. With friendly service. Most of the customers are local people.
27 locals recommend
Restaurante Chefe Branco
9 R. de Loule
27 locals recommend
Cozy restaurant and not so expensive. (3 minutes walking from the apartment.) Offers simple but tasty Portuguese food. With friendly service. Most of the customers are local people.
João Horta isn’t only a good Chef-Cook. He is also a very nice person and great host.
Tascaria Chafariz
n°24 R. da Abegoaria
João Horta isn’t only a good Chef-Cook. He is also a very nice person and great host.
Nice place to enjoy a Drink and the Sunset.
13 locals recommend
LAB TERRACE
Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel
13 locals recommend
Nice place to enjoy a Drink and the Sunset.
Typical restaurant in an Algarve coastal town. Simple and cheap. The owner is also a fisherman.
17 locals recommend
O Chalavar
120 R. Infante Dom Henrique
17 locals recommend
Typical restaurant in an Algarve coastal town. Simple and cheap. The owner is also a fisherman.
Typical restaurant in an Algarve coastal town, with access to the beach. Simple and not too expensive. Once you cross the bridge that gives access to the Faro beach, turn left and follow Avenida Nascente to Nr.45
15 locals recommend
Restaurante Zé Maria - José Maria Dos Santos
45 Av. Nascente
15 locals recommend
Typical restaurant in an Algarve coastal town, with access to the beach. Simple and not too expensive. Once you cross the bridge that gives access to the Faro beach, turn left and follow Avenida Nascente to Nr.45
Nice restaurant with terrace and access to the Faro beach. Once you cross the bridge that gives access to the beach, turn left and follow Avenida Nascente to Nr.10
35 locals recommend
Wax RestoBar
10 Av. Nascente
35 locals recommend
Nice restaurant with terrace and access to the Faro beach. Once you cross the bridge that gives access to the beach, turn left and follow Avenida Nascente to Nr.10
Nice Restaurant with simple but nice food, on Faro Beach. The Portuguese landlady with a Swiss "past" ist super helpful.
O Paquete
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Nice Restaurant with simple but nice food, on Faro Beach. The Portuguese landlady with a Swiss "past" ist super helpful.
Simple cafe with access to Faro beach. Place to have or eat a small snack, before or after the beach. After crossing the bridge that gives access to the beach, turn right and go until the end of Avenida Poente.
Café Zé-Zéa
50 Avenida Poente
Simple cafe with access to Faro beach. Place to have or eat a small snack, before or after the beach. After crossing the bridge that gives access to the beach, turn right and go until the end of Avenida Poente.
Alcachofra Café - Vegetarian Food
7 locals recommend
Mel & Limão
Largo do Pé da Cruz
7 locals recommend
Alcachofra Café - Vegetarian Food
Vegetarian Food
6 locals recommend
Outro Lado
6 Tv. da Madalena
6 locals recommend
Vegetarian Food
Vegetarian Food
Vegan Box
4 Rua Cruz das Mestras
Vegetarian Food
Simple Good food and friendly atmosphere service. Located in the small square of Faro Train Station.
7 locals recommend
Guerreros
2 R. Francisco Barreto
7 locals recommend
Simple Good food and friendly atmosphere service. Located in the small square of Faro Train Station.
Five minutes walk from the Apartment, and very near to the Train Station
19 locals recommend
Adega Nova
24 R. Francisco Barreto
19 locals recommend
Five minutes walk from the Apartment, and very near to the Train Station
6 locals recommend
Mavala Osteria Italiana
10 Largo da Madalena
6 locals recommend

Sightseeing

Places around Faro to visit.( Beach, Villages)
If you have a car, should go there.
158 locals recommend
Cacela Velha
158 locals recommend
If you have a car, should go there.
The Fish Market each day is a "Must to see." The Old town with many sea food restaurants have also to be visited.
192 locals recommend
Olhão
192 locals recommend
The Fish Market each day is a "Must to see." The Old town with many sea food restaurants have also to be visited.
a charming village.with many sea food restaurants have also to be visited.
312 locals recommend
Tavira
312 locals recommend
a charming village.with many sea food restaurants have also to be visited.
124 locals recommend
Castelo de Silves
Rua do Castelo
124 locals recommend
Not far away from Estoi village.
46 locals recommend
Roman Ruins of Milreu
46 locals recommend
Not far away from Estoi village.
Nice market in the small town Loulé. 16 Km far away from Faro
67 locals recommend
Mercado Municipal de Loulé (Desde 1908)
34 R. José Fernandes Guerreiro
67 locals recommend
Nice market in the small town Loulé. 16 Km far away from Faro

Parks & Nature

Nice place to relax in Faro.
36 locals recommend
Garden of Alameda João de Deus
36 locals recommend
Nice place to relax in Faro.
This Nature Reserve is on the way to Faro beach. Its 18,000 hectares include marshes, salt marshes, streams and sandy islands. Scattered from Faro to Cacela Velha.
164 locals recommend
Ria Formosa
164 locals recommend
This Nature Reserve is on the way to Faro beach. Its 18,000 hectares include marshes, salt marshes, streams and sandy islands. Scattered from Faro to Cacela Velha.

Shopping

Markets, Supermarkets and Shopping Centers)
In this old building you find the fish market, fruits and vegetables in the morning. (Until 2pm) There is also a supermarket, some restaurants and cafes. In the streets around you will find other restaurants.
75 locals recommend
Faro Municipal Market
Largo Doutor Francisco Sa Carneiro
75 locals recommend
In this old building you find the fish market, fruits and vegetables in the morning. (Until 2pm) There is also a supermarket, some restaurants and cafes. In the streets around you will find other restaurants.
Faro Agricultural Market” Every Sunday between 9 and 12pm there is a farmers market in Largo /Square do Carmo. (Vegetables, fruits, almonds, etc.)
Largo do Carmo
Largo do Carmo
Faro Agricultural Market” Every Sunday between 9 and 12pm there is a farmers market in Largo /Square do Carmo. (Vegetables, fruits, almonds, etc.)
Shopping Center of Faro. Many Stores and Cinema
138 locals recommend
Forum Algarve
Km 103 N125
138 locals recommend
Shopping Center of Faro. Many Stores and Cinema
Shopping center with many national and international brands. Cinema, Food (Between Faro and Loulé)
81 locals recommend
MAR Shopping Algarve
Avenida Algarve
81 locals recommend
Shopping center with many national and international brands. Cinema, Food (Between Faro and Loulé)
Supermarket Algartalhos. 10 min walking from the apartment.
6 locals recommend
Algartalhos Supermercados
42 R. Julio Dinis
6 locals recommend
Supermarket Algartalhos. 10 min walking from the apartment.

Public Transport

Look in the NET the Transportes Urbanos de Faro - Proximo. ( Bus stations and time table)
Bus 16 - connection between the apartment and Faro beach. (time table of the local and regional Bus Transport, Company Proximo, may change)
13 locals recommend
Proximo
126 Av. da República
13 locals recommend
Bus 16 - connection between the apartment and Faro beach. (time table of the local and regional Bus Transport, Company Proximo, may change)
Train Station, 05 minutes walking away from the apartment. Where you have local trains but also for other Algarve Cities and Portugal general. Like Lisbon and Porto.
39 locals recommend
Faro Train Station
Largo da Estação
39 locals recommend
Train Station, 05 minutes walking away from the apartment. Where you have local trains but also for other Algarve Cities and Portugal general. Like Lisbon and Porto.
Central Bus Station of Faro -10 minutes walking away from the apartment. Where you have local buses but also for other Algarve Cities, Portugal general, like Evora, Lisbon, Porto and Spain.
23 locals recommend
Terminal Rodoviário Faro - Próximo - Bus Station
9 Av. da República
23 locals recommend
Central Bus Station of Faro -10 minutes walking away from the apartment. Where you have local buses but also for other Algarve Cities, Portugal general, like Evora, Lisbon, Porto and Spain.
Public transport and tourist boats to Faro Island and Faro beach.
10 locals recommend
Cais das Portas do Mar
41 R. Cmte. Francisco Manuel
10 locals recommend
Public transport and tourist boats to Faro Island and Faro beach.
213 locals recommend
Faro Airport
213 locals recommend

Passeios turísticos

Nice places to visit in Faro and around.
Nice beach.
69 locals recommend
Fuseta
69 locals recommend
Nice beach.
is on this Island that is the lighthouse that you can see from the terrace of the apartment. Besides the beach there are also some simple restaurants
181 locals recommend
Ilha Do Farol
119 R. das Flores
181 locals recommend
is on this Island that is the lighthouse that you can see from the terrace of the apartment. Besides the beach there are also some simple restaurants
is a beautiful beach and boat trip from Faro also very interesting.
Praia da Culatra (Mar)
is a beautiful beach and boat trip from Faro also very interesting.
This is the official beach of Faro. Near the apartment you have a bus stop where you can take the local bus. By car it takes 15 minutes and is in the direction of the airport.
118 locals recommend
Praia de Faro
1 Av. Nascente
118 locals recommend
This is the official beach of Faro. Near the apartment you have a bus stop where you can take the local bus. By car it takes 15 minutes and is in the direction of the airport.
Several tourist tours depart from Faro Marina
6 locals recommend
Marina de Faro
Jardim Manuel Bívar
6 locals recommend
Several tourist tours depart from Faro Marina

Culture - Theater, music, plastic arts, etc

Beautiful historic building next to the main square of Loulé. (City 17 kms from Faro. About 20 minutes by car) All seats have a good view of the stage and are comfortable.
17 locals recommend
Cine Teatro Louletano
Rua Doutor Frutuoso da Silva
17 locals recommend
Beautiful historic building next to the main square of Loulé. (City 17 kms from Faro. About 20 minutes by car) All seats have a good view of the stage and are comfortable.
"The Teatro das Figuras, Faro. A project by the architect Gonçalo Byrne, is one of the most important concert halls in the Algarve, due to its size, with an audience of 782 seats; the versatility of its equipment, which allows the presentation of the most varied and complex productions and events in excellent conditions, but also for the multidisciplinary characteristics of its cultural programming. In addition to the auditorium, Teatro das Figuras has an ideal foyer for carrying out product presentations, sampling actions, cocktail parties, among other events. Spectators' access to Teatro das Figuras is made by a large ramp, capable of hosting productions specially designed for the outdoors."
70 locals recommend
Teatro das Figuras
Rua João de Brito Vargas
70 locals recommend
"The Teatro das Figuras, Faro. A project by the architect Gonçalo Byrne, is one of the most important concert halls in the Algarve, due to its size, with an audience of 782 seats; the versatility of its equipment, which allows the presentation of the most varied and complex productions and events in excellent conditions, but also for the multidisciplinary characteristics of its cultural programming. In addition to the auditorium, Teatro das Figuras has an ideal foyer for carrying out product presentations, sampling actions, cocktail parties, among other events. Spectators' access to Teatro das Figuras is made by a large ramp, capable of hosting productions specially designed for the outdoors."
"The provision of 18 rehearsal rooms; Classes of various musical instruments; The carrying out of cultural artistic exchanges with young people, associations; "Workshops" and debates on musical and cultural themes; The regular organization of numerous shows with young groups and artists from the region do Algarve Support and collaboration in the organization of shows organized by other young people and associations from other Algarve councils Exhibition halls and a space for holding musical and cultural shows; Participation in programs to support the fight against drug addiction; Occupation and insertion of young people in recovery; Conducting cultural artistic exchanges with young people, associations and official institutions; Charity shows;"Workshops" and debates on musical, filmic, cultural and other topics; A countless number of cultural activities in this physical space where all those interested can participate and visit us, thus contributing to the culture and dynamization of Faro and the region, having in return, greater visibility and consequently more success. It aims to be, even more, a central pole of culture, leisure, interactivity, inclusion, sharing, knowledge, diversity and acceptance of the most varied forms of creativity that in one way or another give continuity to this project with 20 years of existence, reinforcing it as one of the associations with the most partnerships in cultural activity."
Associação Recreativa E Cultural De Músicos
4 R. do Castelo
"The provision of 18 rehearsal rooms; Classes of various musical instruments; The carrying out of cultural artistic exchanges with young people, associations; "Workshops" and debates on musical and cultural themes; The regular organization of numerous shows with young groups and artists from the region do Algarve Support and collaboration in the organization of shows organized by other young people and associations from other Algarve councils Exhibition halls and a space for holding musical and cultural shows; Participation in programs to support the fight against drug addiction; Occupation and insertion of young people in recovery; Conducting cultural artistic exchanges with young people, associations and official institutions; Charity shows;"Workshops" and debates on musical, filmic, cultural and other topics; A countless number of cultural activities in this physical space where all those interested can participate and visit us, thus contributing to the culture and dynamization of Faro and the region, having in return, greater visibility and consequently more success. It aims to be, even more, a central pole of culture, leisure, interactivity, inclusion, sharing, knowledge, diversity and acceptance of the most varied forms of creativity that in one way or another give continuity to this project with 20 years of existence, reinforcing it as one of the associations with the most partnerships in cultural activity."
SARF - Sociedade Recreativa Artística Farense - Os Artistas / Rua do Montepio, nº 10, Faro. (sraf.pt) "SRAF aims to promote the regional development of any artistic language, such as music, dance, painting, photography, theater or any other form of performing art."
Rua do Montepio
Rua do Montepio
SARF - Sociedade Recreativa Artística Farense - Os Artistas / Rua do Montepio, nº 10, Faro. (sraf.pt) "SRAF aims to promote the regional development of any artistic language, such as music, dance, painting, photography, theater or any other form of performing art."
An opportunity to know the Portuguese guitar up close. At the main entrance to the old town you will find the Tourist Information Center. They inform you where and when. (In the high Season almost daily).
Recital de Guitarra Portuguesa
8 R. da Misericórdia
An opportunity to know the Portuguese guitar up close. At the main entrance to the old town you will find the Tourist Information Center. They inform you where and when. (In the high Season almost daily).
ATELIER - CRISTIANO SHEPPARD CRUZ - Discreet and hidden in Rua do Compromisso nr.2 /Groundfloor, in the center of Faro. He is a old friend and painter, born in Mozambique. He use to say, "It was here where I found a warm place, similar to Africa". And about his Art,"I can't fit into any artistic orientation, I've been called expressionist, surrealist..." Like many painters...Even he travels once in a while for a few days, for more inspiration. It's worth knocking on the window and seeing if he's there. To know his work without commitment. A good conversation is certainly guaranteed.
Rua do Compromisso
Rua do Compromisso
ATELIER - CRISTIANO SHEPPARD CRUZ - Discreet and hidden in Rua do Compromisso nr.2 /Groundfloor, in the center of Faro. He is a old friend and painter, born in Mozambique. He use to say, "It was here where I found a warm place, similar to Africa". And about his Art,"I can't fit into any artistic orientation, I've been called expressionist, surrealist..." Like many painters...Even he travels once in a while for a few days, for more inspiration. It's worth knocking on the window and seeing if he's there. To know his work without commitment. A good conversation is certainly guaranteed.