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Most visitors to Faro are only passing through on their way to resorts on the rest of the Algarve. Capital of the region and home to the only international airport, Faro merits consideration as a town in its own right and not just the gateway to a larger region. This is one of the most historic and charming spots on the southern coast.

Cidade Velha, the oldest part of the city, rubs up against the picturesque Marina providing the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by. With marvellously preserved medieval architecture, this area is rivalled only by the stunning interior of Faro's cathedral, where a climb to the top rewards with breathtaking views out over Faro and the Algarve.

On the doorstep of this city is Portugal's most southerly nature reserve, Ria Formosa. The best way to explore this region of dunes and picturesque seawater lagoons is to take a detour via boat before heading onto the coves and beaches that litter the rest of the coast.

Top itineraries in Faro

Pousadas of Portugal: The Algarve

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £615 pp incl. flights

Portugal's pousadas - a network of state-owned hotels synonymous with the history, culture and traditions of their particular region.

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Porto, Douro Valley & the Algarve: our favourite Portugal routes

Portugal’s national holiday, Portugal Day, falls on 10 June. To celebrate, we’ve chosen our favourite places to stay in Portugal's stunning regions of Porto, the Douro Valley and the Algarve to help you make the most of this region of rolling hills, riverside palaces and fantastic gastronomy.

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