The Arc of the Village (Arco da Vila), also known as the City Arch (Arco da Cidade) in Faro
One of the ex-libris of Faro, was built by Bishop Francisco Gomes de Avelar, the place where
previously there was a medieval gate, the hand of the Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri, appearing in the niche at the top of Arc a marble statue of St. Thomas Aquinas (São Tomás de Aquino).
The arch marks the entrance to the Old Town, the historic city center. Restoration works in 1992, reopened a portal, in a horseshoe Style Architecture, which corresponded to an entry in the old Arab walls.Algarve, Algarve G
The Arco da Vila is one of the places of the city where it is usually possible to observe nests of storks (one of the symbols of the city).