As the capital city of the Algarve it might not come as much of a surprise that Faro offers such much for holiday markers. With the airport being situated in Faro, people often pass through Faro on their way to Quinta do Lago and other local areas. However when you see how much history is in the area as well as shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and more it is easy to see why Faro is worth a visit on its own merit and not just a pass through place.

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The Marina at Faro, Portugal

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Attractions in Faro

If you're staying in Faro or nearby then a visit to the Ria Formosa nature reserve is a must! If shopping is your think then the Forum Algarve shopping Mall is the perfect way to spend a few hours - with plenty of shops and places to eat. They often go all out for the reasons too - at Christmas you might even sport an outside ice-rink.

If you're someone that would like to take in some of the history of the area then a trip to Faro Cathedral is recommended. This building has been around since the 13th Century and although doesn't look much from the outside the 17th century decor inside has to be seen! Climb the steps of the tower and you'll a magnificent view of the whole of Faro - which is truly breathtaking!

Distance to Quinta do Lago

At around 21km away, you'll only need to drive for around 25 minutes if you want to visit our Quinta do Lago villas from Faro.

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