Faro’s Sé or Cathedral – Sightseeing Attraction

Chancel of Faro Sé, Faro

Faro’s Sé with its Eccentric Organ: Faro’s Sé stands in the square that’s called Largo da Sé. The Sé is a cathedral and the seat of the bishop. The Sé stands on a site that was formerly a mosque. The first Christian church in Faro was built on the site but when the English attacked […]

Arco da Vila – Faro Sightseeing Attraction

Arco da Vila - Faro Old City

Arco da Vila – Gateway to Faro’s Old City: Most tourists visiting the Old City of Faro will no doubt have walked through Arco da Vila at the south end of the Jardim Manuel Bivar.  This arched gateway is a national monument which leads into the Old City of Faro. Arco da Vila was built […]

Cheap flights to Faro – Algarve Holidays

Budget Airlines that fly into Faro: Following are the budget carriers that offer cheap flights to Faro: U.K. EasyJet Flybe Jet2.com Ryanair Thomas Cook Airlines Thomsonfly First Choice Cheap Holiday Packages from the U.K. Jet2Holidays Belgium Jetairfly Germany Airberlin Germanwings TUIfly.com/Hapag Lloyd Express Netherlands Transavia Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle AS Portugal SATA International TAP Switzerland […]

Faro – Algarve

Faro Waterfront - The Algarve

The Administrative Capital of the Algarve: Faro has been the administrative capital of the Algarve since 1756. The word Faro comes from Farum which was taken from the last part of the name of a past Moorish governor. When the Moors ruled Faro, they renamed the town in the 11th century after one of their […]

The Algarve – Portugal

Vila Sol Resort, Vilamoura

More than Sun, Sand and Sea: The Algarve is noted for its stretches of beautiful beaches and with 280 days of sunshine in the year, this is one of the favourite holiday destinations for Europeans seeking a beach holiday or just time to chill out.  The Algarve coastline is very varied and along its 200-kilometer […]