Often passed over as tourists head from the airport to nearby resort towns, Faro is well worth visiting in its own right. Full of wonderfully preserved sights and well-maintained parks and squares, this is a city that deserves final destination status after a long flight.
La Capela dos Ossos: A chapel built from the bones and skulls of over a thousand monks. Located behind the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo church, this ghoulish sight is not to be missed.
La Cidade Velha: Quietly meandering cobblestone streets and squares surrounded by medieval walls make up the Cidade Velha, or Old Town.
Praia de Faro (the town’s beach): The endless stretch of sand is a popular spot for windsurfing, sailing or just plain relaxing.
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