Museu Regional do Algarve
Arco de Repouso
You can leave the Cidade Velha through the medieval Arco de Repouso (Gate of Rest) – apparently Afonso III, after taking Faro from the...
Igreja de Misericórdia
The 16th-century Igreja de Misericórdia, opposite the Arco da Vila, has a remarkable Manueline portico, the only remnant of an earlier...
This tiny and exquisite Italianate theatre hosts drama, music and dance performances. Adapted into a theatre in 1874 (from a building...
The place to head for your patisserie fix and the place to be seen. Has a wide variety of homemade specialities.
Museu Regional do Algarve information
Lonely Planet review
Elements of old peasant life – such as a small fishing boat and a wooden water cart (used until the owner’s death in 1974) – are on display, along with ceramics, fabrics and dioramas of typical interiors. Labelling is scarce – basic written information is available in English and other languages.