Hello, faro

Faro, the capital of the Algarve region, is located on Europe’s most scenic coast, offering beautiful, long sandy beaches. Faro is a charming old town with cobbled streets and leafy parks, the perfect starting point for day-trips to all the marvellous major destinations of this wonderful region.

Best things to do in faro

Plenty of things to do and see

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There are several companies offering day tours, as well as sailing lessons for adventurers wishing to master a new skill.

Estádio Algarve

Estádio Algarve was built for the 2004 European football championship, but that does not make it a football fanatics-only attraction. Here you can see different sporting events year-round, so make sure to check if there is anything of interest during your visit.


For many, kayaking is one of the highlights of their trip to Faro. Admire the flocks of beautiful flamingos and the stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean as you tread gentle waves. There are numerous places where you can rent kayaks along the coast.

Faro Municipal Museum

Faro Municipal Museum is home to the region's diverse archaeological finds. Located in a former monastery, its gardens date back to 1540, with two-storey cloisters in the heart of the museum. Among the most remarkable items is a Roman floor mosaic from the 4th-century detailed with the head of the Roman god Neptune.