Faro

Faro is the capital of the Algarve district and it’s located near the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Nowadays it is a modern and pleasant city, with a very peculiar lifestyle, a well-preserved historical center and an animated nightlife that attracts many tourists all year round.
A medieval wall and a large number of monuments such as the Cathedral (Roman-Gothic origin), Nossa Senhora da Assunção Convent (Renaissance) and the São Francisco Church (16-18th centuries) can still be seen here. The most lavishly adorned of Faro churches is that of Nossa Senhora do Carmo. It is also the spookiest. It has a bone chapel with the skeletal remains of 1.245 former monks. An inscription over the doorway translates to: "Stop here and think of the fate that will befall you”.

Faro is also known for the Motorcycle Rally that happens every year in July. Motorcyclists from all over the world gather here to show-off their bikes, get together and party!



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