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Bed and breakfast accommodation in Faro Monasteries

• Unique and peaceful Monastery stays like no other

• Enjoy one of a kind guest accommodation in some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Faro on the doorstep of some of Portugal's most renowned tourist attractions.

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Faro Visitor information

The Gothic Se Cathedral and view from the tower is an incredible sight to see! The Municipal Museum, in a 16th century convent, has many prehistoric and medieval artifacts and religious art to see. 

Visit the neoclassical Arco da Vila gate, which is within the ancient Moorish city walls and leads to the old town with cobbled streets. 

The Praia de Faro is one of the most popular Beaches of Faro and has a 5km coastline of golden sands, however it is not in the city so you will need to take a short bus ride  as all the beaches of Faro are found on the southern side of the three sandbar islands. There are cafes and beach bars for you to enjoy whilst at the beach. 

Travel 

Faro Airport is the main international airport of southern Portugal, and the transport facilities to and from the airport and the Centre of Faro include Taxis and a bus line, the bus service connects to the Central Algarve so you can enjoy a day trip to different locations. 

There is a railway station, which receives trains from intercity lines and longer regional ones. 

History of Faro

Faro is the capital of Portugal’s famous southern Algarve region. The City that is known as Faro was once called Ossonoba, originally popular for its traders due to its location near the Ria Formosa lagoon. In the 8th Century, Ossonoba was taken over by the Moors, in the 500 years that the Moors ruled, the city became the capital of the Kingdom in the 9th Century, of which during this period it was renamed to Faro. 

In 1755 Faro suffered damage to Churches, convents, the palace and many other buildings due to an Earthquake, which also affected other areas across the Algarve. 

The unique historic monument in Faro is the Macabre bone chapel, which is lined with the bones of over 1000 monks.

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