Faro and vicinity

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August 15th 2015
Published: August 15th 2015
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Faro, the Algarve’s administrative capital, is a city of some 65,000 located about 30 miles (50 km) west of the Spanish border. Besides the usual buildings, stores, hotels and artisan shops, it is a fishing port, a railway hub, and the site of the International Airport, the University of the Algarve, and three museums. It has been occupied at least since Roman times, with the Moors developing it... Read Full Entry

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15th August 2015
For one thing, it's famous as a 'home base' for storks

Great shot! Thanks for reminding me about the storks!
15th August 2015
The famous Bone Chapel was built in the 1800s from the bones of 1245 monks.

I think I was there but can't recall this chapel - how could one forget seeing that!
15th August 2015
São Lourenço parish church (1600s) near Almansil

Fantastic photo! I remember being here too ;o)
15th August 2015
Look who's leading one of the bands !

15th August 2015
By all means, don't miss the full article in the introductory text.

Our local tour did include the carnival which was fun!
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Faro - a place the British once tried to burn down
Having been to the area I find your pics of the inside of the various churches and chapels etc magnificent.
17th August 2015
Faro's austere 13th century fortress-cathedral, whose side chapels are baroque masterpieces.

Beautiful lighting!!
17th August 2015

What an incredible city!! The churches are beyond beautiful, such ornate and intricate architecture and decor. I had only ever heard of the bone church outside of Prague before so was surprised to see one here as well! No doubt an eerie visit to say the least. Love your collection of photos highlighting this region, my list of "Must-Travel" places is growing longer by the day :)

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