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Faro is the southernmost city in continental Portugal and the history of its inhabitants dates all the way back to the Palaeolithic age.  It is located next to the Ria Formosa lagoon which is home to hundreds of species of migratory birds.  The city experiences a moderate climate and hosts events like the Faro International Motorcycle Rally which attract a large influx of visitors.  As a result of these events, the daytime activities and the nightlife, the local tourism industry is booming and the cheap bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation in Faro makes it possible for anyone to find where to stay in Faro, Portugal and make this city their next holiday destination.

A trip to the Old Town

A visit to Faro's Old Town can easily keep you entertained for hours.  Walking along the cobblestone streets, looking at the old buildings and stopping for a bite to eat or refreshing drink along the way is how most visitors choose to spend their first few hours in this tourist hot spot.  There are a number of churches, museums and other public buildings in this area.  You will also notice the abundance of buildings with white washed exteriors.  To create a lovely contrast, you will come across a number of streets that have been lined with orange trees.

There are also some beaches located not too far from the Old Town and they are certainly worth visiting.  Most often, a morning trip through the town, followed by an Al Fresco lunch and a late afternoon trip down to the beach is the best way to spend a sunny day before returning to your hotel room.

Nightlife, shopping and entertainment

The city really comes to life in the evening.  There are a number of different kinds of bars and restaurants in the city that will delight your taste buds as well as your ears with some fantastic live music.  What better way to enjoy a meal while being entertained?

As for shopping, there are also plenty of stores throughout the city and many of them offer speciality items.  The most popular shopping spot is the Forum Algarve Shopping Mall.  The mall offers shoppers everything from internationally recognised name brand stores to specialised boutiques and a comprehensive food court that has regular fast food and healthy take out options.

For those who fancy a trip to the theatre, make sure that you check the local listings for the Teatro Lethes.

Faro also offers a variety of more specialised activities like underwater diving tours to some of the local shipwrecks, reefs and more.  The Faro Archaeological Museum is home to a number of Moorish artefacts and gives visitors a better understanding of the local culture and history as do many of the other old buildings and points of interest within the city.