Faro – A Heritage City To Explore

Faro is a city in Southern Portugal that comes under the Algarve region. It is one of the oldest and most populated cities in Portugal. As per historical facts, the city used to be a commercial port in the 4th century BC. Over the centuries, the city was conquered by different rulers like Romans, Visigoths, Byzantines, and Moors.  The city and its historic monuments still preserve the traces of the various kingdoms that flourished in this region. I had a great time in Faro and visited several monumental landmarks, parks, and beaches in the area. Some of the places I would recommend are enlisted here.

Praia Da Falesia

A trip to the beautiful beach of Praia Da Falesia was the most memorable part of my Faro tour. The waters are clear and beautifully blue. The beaches are clean and not much crowded during the early hours of dawn. The view of sunrise and sunset draws hundreds of visitors to this location. The experience was truly exuberant. It is a great destination for honeymooners as well as family tourists.

 

Carmo Church

Your trip to Faro is meaningless without a visit to the famed Carmo Church, which is also known as “Igreja do Carmo”. The 18th century chapel exhibits beautiful architecture with gilded altar and carvings made using Brazilian gold. But this is not what makes the place so unique. The attraction of the chapel is that the walls are made using bones and skulls taken from the skeletons of monks. Lots of tourists from different parts of Europe visit the place to see this rare chapel. There is an entrance fee of €2.00 per person.

Nature Park of Ria Forma

Located on the coastline region of Faro, Ria Formosa is a historic parkland which was established in 1987. It is one of 7 natural wonders of Portugal. The park spans over a huge area of land that includes a 7 km long beach, a lagoon system, several hills, small islands, and valleys.