Faro images

Image gallery of Faro: Historical old town, cathedral, harbour, Ria Formosa, Faro International Airport, Ilha de Faro, market hall, Folkfaro,...


Faro: Cathedral

Faro: Cathedral

The Sé Cathedral, located in the Largo da Sé, was originally built in the 13th/14th century after the Moorish period where a former mosque was placed. The main portal and square tower are witnesses of that time, the rest was constructed between the 15th and 18th centuries.


Faro: Largo da Sé

Faro: Largo da Sé

View from the belfry of the cathedral to the Largo da Sé, the central square in the historical quarter of Faro. It is surrounded by orange trees. At the right side you see the palace of the bishop, adjacent to the left is the episcopal seminar. In the background the marina and the Faro airport can be seen.


Faro: Marina

Faro: Marina

The marina is located on the border of the old part of Faro. The Jardim Manuel Bivar is a popular meeting point for the young as well as the older generation. Nearby the pedestrian area is an invitation to do some shopping.


Faro: Bank of Portugal

Faro: Bank of Portugal

The beautiful building of the Bank of Portugal is situated opposite the marina at the park "Jardim Manuel Bivar".


Faro: Art Nouveau

Faro: Art Nouveau

The old part of Faro still has many beautiful testimonies of the architecture of former times. The photo shows one of the prettiest Jugendstil town houses in the centre of Faro.


Faro: Historic Town Archway

Faro: Historic Town Archway

During the 18th and 19th century a bishop seminary was built on the left side of the palace. Both buildings are connected by an archway, which provides pretty views onto the small, traditionally paved road.


Faro: Air corridor

Faro: Air corridor

The air corridor to the nearby Faro International Airport for planes arriving from eastern direction is crossing the the old town of Faro and the marina at low altitude.


Faro: Ria Formosa and Airport

Faro: Ria Formosa and Airport

View over the Ria Formosa towards the nearby Faro International Airport. On board of a plane you can enjoy great views of this unique lagoon landscape.


Faro: International Airport

Faro: International Airport

Faro International Airport is less than three flight hours away from most European centres. Year after year several million passengers arrive to spend their holidays in the Algarve and during the high season the airport is quite busy.


Faro: Market hall

Faro: Market hall

The municipal market hall is conveniently situated in the centre of the city, offering a large underground parking. In the first floor the citizen's office is located.


Faro: Public services

Faro: Public services

In the upper level of the market hall the counters for most public services are concentrated. The so called "Loja do Cidadao" is a well organized single point of contact for financial services, water and energy supply and many more.


Faro: Theatre

Faro: Theatre

The modern theatre (Teatro das Figuras) is located opposite the shopping mall Forum Algarve at the entry to the city.


Faro: Promenade

Faro: Promenade

View from the historical old town to the promenade and the adjacent Ria Formosa. In the background you can see the airport.


Faro: Ria Formosa

Faro: Ria Formosa

The quay at the promenade opposite the Porta Nova, one of the doorways to the historical old town, is the place to embark to the tours in the Ria Formosa.


Faro: Seaside view

Faro: Seaside view

View from board of e ferry boat towards the historical old part, surrounded completely by strong walls.


Faro at Night

Faro at Night

Front of the Bank of Portugal on the Jardim Manuel Bivar


Faro at night

Faro at night

Pavillion in the Jardim Manuel Bivar near the marina


Faro at night

Faro at night

Town hall in the historical old city of Faro


Faro at night

Faro at night

Arco do Repouso


Faro an night

Faro an night

Foundations of the old city wall at the Arco da Vila


Faro at night

Faro at night

Arco da Vila


Faro at night

Faro at night

Vila Adentro

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