10 Sights in Faro, Portugal (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Faro, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Faro, Portugal.

Sightseeing Tours in Faro

1. Milreu Roman Villa

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The Roman ruins of Milreu are the remains of an important Roman villa rustica located in the civil parish of Estói in the municipality of Faro, Portugal, classified as a Monumento Nacional. The Milreu ruins constitute the most prominent and well preserved evidence of Roman presence in the Algarve. They are mainly composed of the remnants of a once luxurious villa with annexed thermae and several surrounding buildings, including a temple, mausoleum and industrial and commercial structures. The archaeological site still preserves part of the once exuberant mosaics that decorated the floor and walls of the villa. A 16th century house is also located in the area, alongside an interpretation centre.

Wikipedia: Roman ruins of Milreu (EN), Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

2. Palácio Fialho

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Palácio Fialho

The Fialho Palace is a "remarkable" two -floor, stolen water -bearing building that is located close to the Chapel of St. Anthony from Alto. At the request of Industrial João Júdice Fialho, architect Manuel Norte Júnior conceived a revivalist architectural project of French classical art. The works began in 1915, but were only completed in 1925 .. in 1954 it is acquired by the Diocese of the Algarve, since that time, the College of Our Lady of Alto.

Wikipedia: Palácio Fialho (Faro) (PT), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

3. Capela de São Luís

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Capela de São Luís

The Chapel of São Luís is a "remarkable" building of Faro. Located in the ancient arms of the city, this religious temple is located in front of the stadium with the same name. It is a seventeenth-century construction with deep remodeling at the beginning of the century. XIX at the initiative of Bishop Dom Francisco Gomes do Avelar and imprint of Genoese architect Francisco Xavier Fabri. It has a neoclassical altarpiece on the high altar. References

Wikipedia: Ermida de São Luís (Faro) (PT)

4. Farol de Santa Maria

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Farol de Santa Maria O autor não foi fornecido de forma legível por computadores. Presume-se que seja OsvaldoGago (com base nos direitos de autor reivindicados). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Lighthouse do Cabo de Santa Maria is a Portuguese lighthouse located on the Isle of Culatra, city and Faro district, in front of Olnon in the Algarve. Implanted about 2,500 meters from the Cape de Santa Maria and you separated by Barra Nova, the final opening, at the first quarter of the 20th century, for the service of the ports of Faro and Olnon, caused the division of the Isle of the Cape de Santa Maria into two parts - Culatra and Barreta.

Wikipedia: Farol do Cabo de Santa Maria (PT)

5. Igreja Matriz de São Pedro

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Igreja Matriz de São PedroVitor Oliveira from Torres Vedras, PORTUGAL / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Church of St. Peter is located in the city of Faro and is a primitive hermitage sent by marers. It was expanded due to the transfer of the new headquarters of the parish, having been fully rebuilt in the mid -16th century. Affected by the 1755 earthquake, it was again proceeded to its reconstruction. On the façade, the porch is framed by two pairs of jonic columns that support the cornice to a niche, with St. Peter's statue.

Wikipedia: Igreja Matriz de São Pedro (Faro) (PT)

6. Faro Cathedral

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Faro Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Faro, Portugal. The cathedral was consecrated in the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the late 13th century by the Archbishop of Braga. It has been the seat of the Diocese of Faro since 1540, replacing Silves Cathedral on the orders of King John III of Portugal. In 1596 the church was destroyed by the Earl of Essex. The cathedral is a National Monument of Portugal.

Wikipedia: Faro Cathedral (EN)

7. Palacete Belmarço

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Palacete Belmarço

The Belmarço Palace is a historic building in the city of Faro, in the Algarve region of Portugal. It was built at the beginning of the twentieth century by the architect Manuel Joaquim Norte Júnior, in the revivalist style. It is considered as a symbol of Faro, and has been classified as a Monument of Public Interest.

Wikipedia: Palacete Belmarço (PT), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

8. Museu Marítimo Almirante Ramalho Ortigão

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Museu Marítimo Almirante Ramalho OrtigãoVitor Oliveira from Torres Vedras, PORTUGAL / CC BY-SA 2.0

Faro is a municipality, the southernmost city and capital of the district of the same name, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. With an estimated population of 60,995 inhabitants in 2019, the municipality covers an area of about 202.57 km2 (78.21 sq mi).

Wikipedia: Faro, Portugal (EN)

9. Ermida de Santo António do Alto

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The Ermida de Saint Antonio do Alto is a remarkable building of Faro city, Portugal. Situated at the highest point in the city, the hermide owes to this location, and it was built there, probably in the 18th century, next to a medieval atalaya tower dated 1355.

Wikipedia: Ermida de Santo António do Alto (Faro) (PT), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

10. Paço Episcopal

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Paço Episcopal Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

The Episcopal Pacific de Faro, also known as the Episcopal Palace de Faro, is a historical building in the city of Faro, in the Algarve region in Portugal. It works as a headquarter for Diocese from the Algarve.

Wikipedia: Paço Episcopal de Faro (PT)


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