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Free Things To Do In Faro

Faro is one of Portugal's most beautiful cities. Located in the southern region of the country, Faro is know for its laid back vibe, a perfect place to relax away from the hustle bustle of the city life. If you're on a budget and want to have a great time in the city, you should check out the cheap things to do in Faro. In fact, by simply exploring the Old Town, you'll already be rewarded by lots of beautiful sceneries and interesting sites.

There are plenty of free things to do in Faro so even if you go there with a limited budget, you are guaranteed to have a great time. There are also some free museums in Faro that you may want to check out, such as the Museu Arqueologico. For free attractions in Faro, head to the Old Town where you'll come across beautiful churches and cathedrals as you walk along the city's cobblestone streets. Other free attractions to check out are the Praia de Faro, Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and the beautiful street of Rua Dr. Francisco Gomes.

Some of the free things to do in Faro this summer explore the nearby Culatra Island and check out the stunning beaches and lagoon. If you are taking your kids on your trip to Faro, one of the free things to do in Faro with kids is to go hiking or horse riding at the countryside.

So if you're wondering what to do in Faro for budget travellers like you, check out this list of free things to do in Faro.

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Faro Old Town

Faro’s beautiful Old Town is well worth a look, with its attractive old churches including a magnificent cathedral, and interesting little squares and streets with an impressive range of restaurants and cafes. You can dine al fresco, take in the colourful street life and see the pretty orange trees lining the streets.

Many people do not venture into Faro’s Old Town, so it is fairly unspoilt by tourism. The cathedral is a must see;...

Parque da Mina Entrance Ticket

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  • Closed Environment

    Parque da Mina has a structure with controlled entrances and exits with private parking.

    Contact with nature

    You can contact with the Fauna and Flora of the Mina Park.

    Variety of Animals

    We have the main farm animals: pigs, goats, donkeys, ponies, chickens, geese ... so that you can meet them...read more

Praia de Faro

This is Faro’s main beach, a popular and idyllic stretch of golden sand and crystal clear water just five minutes’ drive from the airport. So you could go there to unwind before you even get to the hotel. The water is warm and temperate even at off-peak times of the year, but be aware that there is a rip tide further out, so stay close to the beach if you do take a dip.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you could grab...

Park Entrance

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  • In Parque da Mina there is a fantastic adventure between culture and fun.

    Visit a 19th century manor house As well as some traditions of the Serra de Monchique, groceries, cobbler, carpentry, seamstress, arbutus distillery, agriculture, bread and honey making, ore extraction, charcoal making and farm animals, ancient means of transport ,...read more

Garden of Alameda Joao de Deus

Explore this beautiful park which has so much to offer. As well as the obligatory people watching, snoozing in the shade, and picnic feasts you can watch the peacocks that roam freely here, play a free game of mini golf in the morning, or make use of the free workout equipment whilst the kids get busy making new friends in the playground.

Walk around the paths crossing the bridges over the stream, pausing to admire the ornamental...

2-hour Bird Watching Guided Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro Algarve

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  • A mesmerizing boat trip to experience Rio Formosa that is elected as one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.
  • An opportunity to cherish the beauty of birds in their natural habitat in a 2 hour boat cruise.
  • A perfect chance to watch some of the most economical activities in Algarve like clam farm and oyster beds.
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The Municipal Gallery of Art brings a new lease of life to the city's historical military buildings that have been renovated to give them an airy feel, just perfect for whiling away an hour or so admiring art and photography.

There's an ever-changing display of temporary exhibitions displaying the works of local Faro artists and other Portuguese artists as well as international artists. The gallery also hosts other cultural events so...

Boat trip from Faro to Ilha Deserta by Ferry

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  • A return ticket to Ilha Deserta in Ria Formosa Natural Park.
  • Travel to and from the island by small catamaran boat.
  • Explore the island at your own leisure - Ticket is for transport only.
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Muralhas de Faro

Walk around the historic city walls that encircle the old town of Faro and admire the arches, the gateways into the city. The walls date back to pre-Roman times with reinforcements and restorations taking place in the 9th and 12th centuries when the Moors were in Faro.

The Arco do Repouso (the Arch of Rest), the Arco de Porta Nova, and the Arco da Vila date back to Medieval times. When standing beside Arco da Vila be sure to look up as...

Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

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  • A half-day catamaran boat trip to 2 islands within Ria Formosa Natural Park.
  • See Deserta Island and Farol Island.
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park is a lagoon system with barrier islands named 1 of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.
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Mercado Municipal de Faro

Visit the bright and modern indoor municipal farmer's market to see where the locals shop in the heart of the city centre. It's a great place to people watch whilst also seeing, and smelling the fresh regional produce that's available which includes fish and seafood, meat, vegetables, honey, herbs, even flowers and plants – Stall holders might offer you some cheese, olives, and other items to taste too.

The building contains the...

Ria Formosa Islands Boat Trip

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  • A half-day sightseeing boat trip from Faro to Ria Formosa Nature Park.
  • Sail through the channels of the coastal lagoon and stop off at 4 islands to enjoy beaches, swimming, and sightseeing.
  • Enjoy live commentary on board from an experienced local guide.
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Romantic Moment: Sunset Boat Trip (With Drink and Tapas)

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  • Make your partner an incredible surprise!

    A sensational tour, done at sunset, with a picnic of seafood or tapas on the beach and champagne, liquor or wine!

    Everything prepared by the Odyssey team and with the goal of service excellence from start to finish!

    It can be accompanied by music of your choice!

    We are always...read more

Algarve to Lisbon with stop at Fátima Nazaré and Óbidos (Private Tour)

clock Duration: 10 to 12 h
  • It is a tour / transfer that connects the Algarve to Lisbon, with stops in Fátima Nazaré and Óbidos in a private tour.
    Fatima Portugal's religious capital attracts millions of pilgrims every year due to its mystical power and atmosphere. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima is a place of pilgrimage, which celebrates the...read more

Ecofriendly Islands Tour In Ria Formosa at the Solar Boat Faro

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  • The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a lagoon system protected by a dune cordon, comprising five islands and two peninsulas. Discover some of these islands on a relaxed tour aboard one of our boats powered solely by solar energy! with a constant speed of 7km per hour, without odors and noises in harmony with the environment, come and feel a very...read more

Tuk Tuk Tour in Tavira with a visit to Camara Obscura

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  • Visit Tavira with this Tuk Tuk tour that takes you to discover the historic area of the city and ends with a ticket to Camera Obscura.
    This tour through the historic area, passes by several popular landmarks such as the Convento da Graça, Santiago Church, Santa Maria Church, Misericórdia Church and Tavira Castle, among others. It also...read more

Tavira Tuk Tuk Tour - Chocolate Tour - Tavira City & Chocolate

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  • Tuk Tuk experience in Tavira with city tour and visit to the Chocolate Factory with handmade chocolate tasting. The "City & Chocolate Tour" tour is carried out by Maria's Tuk Tuk. Advance booking is required to guarantee availability when visiting the iBelle artisanal chocolate factory.
    This tour starts in the Alto de São Brás area, stops in...read more

Tavira Electric & Solar Boat Tuk Tuk Tour - Ecological Experiences

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  • Eco Tour in Tavira - 100% electric Tuk Tuk and boat ride on the Solar Boat with tasting of some regional products.
    This Tuk Tuk tour takes you to the Alto de São Brás, where you will find the São Brás chapel and the Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church.
    We passed by Atalaia, Convento das Bernardas, São Sebastião Church, São Francisco Church...read more

Discover Tavira - Tapas and Wine Tour

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  • The City Tapas & Wine tour takes you to discover the city of Tavira and at the end of the tour you will be entitled to a local tapas tasting at the restaurant Ti Maria, one of our partners.
    Pass and stop in the salt pans, pass through the Atalaia area, the Convento das Bernardas, former prison and stop at the São Sebastião church. It also...read more
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