Museu Regional do Algarve
Igreja da Misericórdia
The 16th-century Igreja da Misericórdia, opposite the Arco da Vila that gives entry to the old town, was originally built in Manueline...
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...
Arco da Vila
Enter the Cidade Velha through the neoclassical Arco da Vila, built by order of Bishop Francisco Gomes (Faro's answer to the Marquês de...
This tiny and exquisite Italianate theatre hosts drama, music and dance performances. Adapted into a theatre in 1874 (from a building...
Gengibre e Canela
Give the taste buds a break from meat and fish dishes and veg out (literally) at this Zen-like vegetarian restaurant. The buffet changes...
Praça da Liberdade · interesting places nearby
Museu Regional do Algarve information
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.