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Faro is the capital of the Algarve region in Portugal. The historic centre of Faro is called the Cidade Velha and is enclosed within ancient walls and includes a gothic cathedral and cobbled streets. Faro Airport is the gateway to the Algarve’s resorts and is 7 kms from Faro city. The bus and train depots that service the Algarve region and other regions to the north including Lisbon are located in the centre of Faro city. The journey time to Lisbon takes about 2.5 hours.
Faro is a culturally rich town with many fine attractions. It is often overlooked by holiday makers as they travel from the airport to the more famous resorts along the Algarve coastline. Attractions within the city include the 13th century Faro Cathedral and the Municipal Museum, which is located in a 16th century convent that houses medieval artifacts, religious art and much more. There are 18th century churches and the ancient walls that encircle the old town. The Rio Formosa is a natural park to the south of Faro and is a habitat for birdlife such as flamingos, storks, shanks, razorbills and many more. Faro is very cosmopolitan city with cafes, restaurants and bars.
Faro is suitable for couples and for solo travellers and anyone looking for a cultural holiday. Beaches are easily accessible from Faro with a variety of transport options including buses, trains and car hire.
There are regular flights to Faro from Dublin with Aer Lingus and Ryanair, several weekly flights with Aer Lingus from Cork and with Ryanair from Cork and Shannon. We always have great deals on holidays to Faro from Dublin, Shannon and Cork.