Faro is the capital and
administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve
region in Portugal with a population in excess of 58.000 people.
The city has both Arab and Roman ruins but most of the
present attractive older buildings were constructed
after the disastrous earthquake of 1755.
attractive is the old part of the city surrounded
still by the Roman walls. Much of the city is now
composed of apartments and there are many attractive
shops and a particularly artistic theatre. Faro is
also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature
reserve of over 17.000 hectares and a stopping place
for hundreds of different birds during the spring and
autumn migratory periods...Outstanding! The beach is
almost 7 Kms distant from the city and is a long sandy
spit reached by crossing a bridge not far from the
Stadium, which is outside the city, is easy to get to
and has good access points. Having been built
especially for this event, and with a daring design it
is surely a place to pay a visit...especially with all
those tournaments happening in the summer time.
town with many points of interest, it is also the
kick-off point for the numerous resorts for which the
Algarve is famous and plenty of luxurious
hotels.The area is paradise for
golfers with around 19 courses on the coastal stretch
between Faro and Albufeira.