Places to visit near Querença and Loulé - The City of Faro.
Information and Photos of the City of Faro in Algarve, Portugal
The capital of the Algarve boasts of a lively center filled with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as monuments and museums of great interest and fine architecture buildings, dating mainly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The reason is that although Faro has become an important port and center under the Romans, having been a fishing village in prehistoric times, has been the domain of the Moors, was looted and burned by the British in the sixteenth century and greatly damaged by the earthquake of 1755.
Faro was largely rebuilt, and the best architectural examples can be seen between the city center and the Largo do Carmo, such as the Palace Bivarin. Many sites are worth visiting: the Cathedral Square, with beautiful buildings, the bishop of the eighteenth century and the rich cathedral, the church of St. Peter's, dedicated to the patron saint of fishermen and a magnificent Baroque altar, the curious Cemetery of the Jews of the eighteenth century, the Arco da Vila, built at the entrance of a medieval castle in the nineteenth century, the Arc Home, of Arab origin, etc..
Other places to visit in Faro:
Faro Belmarço Palace (Palacete Belmarço)
Faro Doglioni Palace (Palacete Doglioni)
Faro City Arch (Arco da Vila)
Fao Lethes Theathre
Dom AfonsoIII Statue
Faro Old City (Cidade Velha)
Faro Bank of Portugal Building
Faro Captain Major Solar (Solar do Capitão Mor)
Faro Carmo Church (Igreja do Carmo)
Milreu Roman Ruins (Ruinas Romanas de Milreu)
Faro Algarve Monuments And Panoramic View São Miguel Chapel
Desert Island beach
Algarve Viewpoints Cerro de São Miguel Mountain
Praia de Faro Island beach