Faro’s Ancient History is Unleashed

December 23, 2010 at 11:28

An increase of cheap flights to Faro in Portugal from is giving more travellers the chance to view its eclectic ancient architecture.

The city is home to a mixture of well preserved Arab and roman cathedrals, city walls, and monuments. Situated on the edge of the Algarve’s glimmering waters; it’s easy to understand why those ancient people fought so hard for the area.

Faro Castle

High roman battle walls, which date back to the 9th century, surround the old town. The Arco Da Villa offers a medieval flavour to your visit with its grand white stone entrance to the old town. Once inside, you can while away the time in awe of the sun drenched roman square.

Adding a Touch of Modern to Your Stay

Modern monuments compete with its rich past: the Largo de Sao Francisco fountain serves as a refreshing point to relax after your sight-seeing.

The stunning Algarve offers the freshest seafood. This leaves your evening to exploration and the port, which has been active since the moors first settled there in the 8th century, is a popular highlight for visitors to the area.

Faro is next to the Ria Formosa lagoon with its hundreds of species of birds amongst the vast wetlands. Your whole trip can be as enjoyable as the sight-seeing with a cheap flight to Faro’s own airport.

Flights from Edinburgh or Leeds Bradford to Faro from are available from £19,99 one way and including taxes.