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Faro, Portugal

Very well placed in the heart of Portugal’s most famous destination – Algarve, Faro is the southernmost city on the Portuguese mainland and an ideal base for exploring the country of fado music, colonial towns, wonderful beaches, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Although not as popular as Lagos or Albufeira, Faro is a beautiful city with something for everyone, from art and history to fabulous beaches and exciting nightlife. Needless to say, its privileged location in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park offers you the opportunity to explore sand dunes, islands, Roman settlements, and luscious lagoons with unbelievably clear waters and colorful birds.

Cidade Velha, as Faro’s Old Town is known, is an enchanting mix of Moorish ruins, traditional Portuguese architecture, and ancient walls, where pretty cobblestoned streets house awe-inspiring museums and monuments, but also elegant boutiques and cafés.