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Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

1. Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

Enjoyed by all ages, this walking tour combines historical and contemporary points of interest whilst giving you a feel for Faro, its history, and its people. Discover Faro’s main attractions, and why the Moorish times were so important for the city. Explore the medieval walls of the Old City, a chapel of human bones, the marketplace, the municipal museum, and Alameda Garden. At the garden you will be free to feed the pigeons and peacocks, which roam the grounds freely. Following that, visit intricately tiled and gilded churches, as well as a museum where you can enter into a world of Portuguese legends. As a coastal town, it’s easy to indulge in the eternal joys of sunshine whilst there. Get ready to experience Portugal from a different perspective, with your local charismatic guide who will reveal interesting facts about this picturesque city.

Faro: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. Faro: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience across Faro with a short, self-guided walk. Discover which geological feature protected the city from the 1755 earthquake. Learn about a surprising annual parade. Spot partially-submerged sculptures—all while playing a web game in your phone’s browser. Start your challenge at the lovely parish church on Largo de Sao Sebastiao. Find local wonders such as the Igreja do Carmo. Admire its Baroque facade and twin bell towers. Keep your eyes open to spot a chapel made of the bones and skulls of monks, located around the church. Solve fun location-based riddles to unlock new directions along the way. Gain access to recommendations and local stories as you go further into this gamified walk. This discovery tour is perfect for lovers of curious city trivia. Join this fun and educational tour with your family, friends, or partner. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.

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Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Nice walk, we were with 4 kids aged 8,7,6 and 3. They held up well and were very enthusiastic. In particular, the game element, solving hints, etc. causes their urge to complete the route.