The Faro Walking and Seafood Tour will guide you through the capital city of the Algarve region. It is a wonder to visit due in no small part to the 2000 years of history that have left an indelible mark on the city. It’s small size makes it easy to discover in just a few hours, although you will learn that there is so much more to it than just history! Leave plenty of time to visit the amazing market and enjoy the fresh, delicious cuisine as the tour will finish at one of the fantastic restaurants of the region.
Highlights of our Faro Walking and Seafood Tour
Some of the highlights of the Faro Walking and Seafood Tour are:
Fresh seafood and Petiscos Tour in Faro
Faro’s fame as home to the region’s freshest fish market is well deserved. But apart from visiting the market, allow our local guides to take you to the best places to enjoy the local specialties, from little plates (petiscos) of local delicacies to fresh fish, Faro is a culinary delight best discovered with the help of our local experts. Discover the best dishes and most popular with the local fishermen, such as as Bifanas de Dona Xica, bite sized but oh so delicious pork sandwiches designed as a snack.
Manuel Bivar Park
The City´s best known and most beautiful park, it dates back to the 19th century. However, the history behind it goes back much further. It is considered to be the heart of the city, and is the site of the biggest festivals in the city.
Cidade Velha: Faro’s Old City
The Old City, the heart of Faro is a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, quaint corners and hidden details waiting to be discovered. 2000 + years of history, a great deal of it in conflict, provides the background. Sites like the Moorish Walls, Arco da Vila and the Municipal Museum, housed in an old convent.
Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo
The church was completed in 1719 and is Baroque Masterpiece. It was partially destroyed in the great earthquake of the 18th century but rebuilt in spectacular fashion. It also houses one of the most intriguing sites in Faro: the Bone Chapel!
Cathedral of Santa Maria
A spectacular 13th-century church with breathtaking views from the tower. The Cathedral is thought to sit on top of the remains of the Moorish mosque, which in turn sits on top of the remains of an older church dating back more than 1000 years.
Faro’s Municipal Market
The best place to find the freshest and best ingredients and food, from fruit and vegetables to the seafood! This modern covered market is a great place to get a taste of líving like a local!
Our suggestions to add to the Faro Walking and Seafood Tour
Top off the day with a private dolphin watching boat trip. Leaving from the Marina, we will head up the river into the bay to watch the playful marine mammals frolic in the waves.