Faro is rich with history and is always a tourist's delight when coming to visit. Choosing a Car Hire Faro vehicle is the perfect way to see the beautiful Algarve in its full glory.
Visit the cultural landmark of Igreja de Sao Franciso, translated to the Church of St Francis. The deceptive and plain exterior is different from the beauty of the interior. Decorated in a rich baroque style from the 18th century it has a wonderful gilt chapel too.
Another church to visit is the Igreja do Carmo. Located on one of Faro's modern streets, Largo do Carmo, it can look a little out of place. Finished in a baroque style it is stunning and has a Chapel of Bones in the adjacent Monks cemetery. Although quite common in Portugal to have skulls and bones on display on the chapel walls it is a striking sight for the first time.
Drive up to the Arco da Vila in your Car Hire Faro vehicle. The ornamental gate is the gateway to the Old Town of Faro and the Manuel Bivar Garden and has been since the 18th century. Inside the garden there is the St.Thomas Aquinas statue hewed from white marble and strangely has a family of storks nesting there.
Wanting to learn more about the history of the great Portuguese city of Faro then you could visit the Museu Arqueologico. The 3rd century mosaic of the four winds and Neptune is beautifully preserved and housed here.
Being only 4kms from Faro itself, Faro Airport is perfectly placed for holidaymakers. Car parking is well catered for by having 3 major ones; arrivals, departures and long term parking. The EN125 motorway is nearby to direct you to your final destination. ATM's and a bureau de change are situated in the arrivals concourse. Disabled facilities are very good, including ramps and reserved parking.
Faro Airport code FAO. Also known as Aeroporto Internacional de Faro.