Trip to Faro

Have an exciting holiday with your family in Portugal. A trip to Faro, the beautiful city of Portugal will make your traveling to Portugal more exciting. Faro, the beautiful city of Portugal is the center of economy as well as administration. The city grew up in between 1532 and 1755 after a demolishing earthquake. The city which was built on the remnants of the Roman and Arab civilization is slowly featuring itself on the list of the famous tourist destination of the world. The history of Faro which is evident in all corners of the city casts a magic spell on the visitors, especially for those who embark on a trip to Faro from outside Europe.

Begin your trip to Faro from the Episcopal palace, built in the 18th century. The famous cathedral, built in the 13th century, lies in close proximity of the Episcopal palace. Infact both the palatial buildings were constructed on the same square. The convent which was constructed in the 16th century near the Episcopal palace has the greatest archaeological museum in the city. If you want to have an idea of the maritime history of Faro then you must visit the Naval Museum, which has become quite popular with the tourists.

The museum has a collection of different types of boats of all sizes. You can also view some of the rarest specimens such as the ship used by Vasco da Gama.If you want to get a glimpse of the local tradition and culture of the people in Faro, then you must pay a visit to the Ethnological Museum. The Archaeological and Lapidiary Museum on the other hand throw light on the history of the place and has some exclusive collection of artifacts belonging to prehistoric age.There are a number of churches,museums, palatial buildings with religious and historical associations that will make your trip to Faro more interesting.

Visit Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, Nossa Senhora da Carmo Church, Antoniano museum, Sao Pedro da Misericordia Church and Infante Dom Henrique, which will give you an idea of the history of the place. A religious atmosphere prevails throughout the city because of the presence of churches. A walk around the city will help you to feel the atmosphere.

The beautiful city of Faro has always remained one of the chief attraction for the historians. The buildings, most of which are hundreds of years old, the beautiful architecture invites the historians and aesthetics, apart from the tourists. If you have a special fascination for architecture, then you must arrange for a trip to Faro, while traveling in Portugal.