Top Historical Places in Faro

Are you looking to explore the history of Faro through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Faro including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Faro. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Faro ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Faro, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Faro for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Faro with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Cathedral Of Faro

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Built in the 13th century, the Roman Church has seen its fair share of struggle. Being subjected to attacks and earthquake of 1755, the church still stands tall showcasing some of the best example of Renaissance and Baroque style of design and architecture. Visit the church to admire its style, elegance and sheer beauty.
  2. Nucleo Museologico Da Villa Romana De Milreu

    Tags: Ancient Ruin

    The ruins of the Roman Villa of Milreu are a must-see when you visit Faro. Walk through the ruins as you see the temple, bath and pool. The whole villa is open for an intimate walk and has no barriers or sections closed for visitors, making this a perfect place for history lovers and tourists who like to see history up close! Highlights include: Well preserved colorful Mosaics. Walk through th...Read more
  3. Igreja Da Misericordia

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    A site of the Chapel of Holy Spirit in 1499, Bishop Afonso Castelo Branco converted the chapel to the present day church in the 16th century along with an adjoining hospital. What is unique to the church is its Greek-styled cross layout- a rare structure to see in a traditional church.The 1755 earthquake destroyed the initial Manueline style of architecture and design which was later replaced b...Read more
  4. Faro Jewish Heritage Centre

    Tags: Museum, Cemetery

    A cemetery dating back to the mid 19th century, the Jewish Heritage Centre is a prominent bookmark in Jewish civilization of Faro. The community was expelled in 1497 from much of the southern Portugal including the Algarve region and even though minor settlements of Jewish families are still living in Faro, the place is remembered for a flourishing Jewish community of the days gone by. Today th...Read more
  5. Arco De Repouso

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    Built in the 13th century, the Arco de Repouso was more of an addition by Afonso III to the pre-existing defense walls of the city, built by the Moors to defend the city from intruders. The gateway is called the ‘Resting Arch’ and is known to have the oldest walls of the city and serves as the gate from where you leave the Old Town. Take a walk along the Arc to touch a small part of...Read more