The 10 Best Historic Sites in Faro District, Algarve

April 19, 2022 Tambra Mccollister

Discover the best top things to do in Faro District, Portugal including Fortaleza de Cacela, Ponta do Castelo, Municipio de Silves, Feira Medieval de Silves, Alferce, Old Town Faro, Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu, Fortaleza de Sagres, Torre da Medronheira, Forte de Santo Antonio.

1. Fortaleza de Cacela

Rua de Cacela Velha 2, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019 Portugal +351 968 501 601
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Fortaleza de Cacela

Reviewed By Taxidevil - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Cacela Velha is so lovely and well worth a visit but it would be lovely if the fortress was open to visitors - it wasn't when we visited in February. Still very god for photos.

2. Ponta do Castelo

Carrapateira Portugal
Excellent
50%
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38%
Satisfactory
13%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Ponta do Castelo

3. Municipio de Silves

Largo do Municipio 8300 117 Largo do Município, 8300-117 Silves, Silves 8300-117 Portugal +351 282 440 800 [email protected] http://www.cm-silves.pt/pt/Default.aspx
Excellent
45%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Municipio de Silves

The SILVES MEDIEVAL FAIR takes place in August, in the historic centre of this Algarve city. Ten days of historical re-enactment of the medieval era of the ancient capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve. Silves Municipal Council, the fair's organiser, continues its support of this nationally renowned event, which promises to be one of the most exciting events on the region's summer calendar.

Reviewed By xxluvleaxx - Chester, United Kingdom

(Actually visited with my sister and adult daughter but for some reason trip advisor doesn't give just a 'family' option ????‍♀️) Silves was really one of the highlights of our recent trip to the Algarve. We first visited on a coach trip historical tour but had less than an hour there, we decided there was much more we wanted to see/do/photograph so we made a decision to visit again by local bus from Albufeira. Lots of nice shops selling things you don't see in the more popular towns, beautiful buildings and nice historical places to visit that cost a couple of €'s We visited the castle, archeology museum and cathedral as well as the roman bridge and walked to the cross of Portugal on the outskirts of town. We had lovely Bifanas in a cafe for just €1.75 and the absolute best thing about it all was the Storks nesting everywhere! Such a beautiful place. would be an absolute dream to live in such a place.

4. Feira Medieval de Silves

Largo do Municipio 8300 117, Silves 8300-117 Portugal +351 282 440 800 http://www.cm-silves.pt/pt/default.aspx
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Feira Medieval de Silves

5. Alferce

Monchique Portugal
Excellent
43%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
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4.0 based on 37 reviews

Alferce

6. Old Town Faro

Faro Portugal http://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/73803?gclid=CLjHu4KAlb8CFSjpwgodvQUATw
Excellent
41%
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4.0 based on 2,633 reviews

Old Town Faro

Reviewed By chrisdW8242NM - Manchester, United Kingdom

The charming old town of Faro is quite small, situated within the old Moorish town walls, but a most pleasant way to spend half a day wandering through the narrow streets and finding bars and restaurants lurking around corners. In the central square there is the magnificent, though not large, baroque cathedral with museum and outdoor chapels (one inset with human bones). Close by is the municipal museum, inexpensive and definitely worth a visit to explore Faro's Roman and Moorish past.This is a definite must for all visitors to Faro.

7. Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu

Rua de Faro Estoi, Faro 8005-463 Portugal +351 289 997 823 http://www.monumentosdoalgarve.pt/pt/monumentos-do-algarve/ruinas-romanas-de-milreu
Excellent
33%
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4.0 based on 129 reviews

Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu

Reviewed By 654laurencec

We were surprised to find this roman villa with wonderful mosaics just outside Faro. Wewere lucky to be shown around by an excellent guide who explained the history of the villa and really brought it to life for us.

8. Fortaleza de Sagres

8650-360, Sagres Portugal +351 282 620 140 http://www.monumentosdoalgarve.pt/pt/monumentos-do-algarve/fortaleza-de-sagres
Excellent
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4.0 based on 2,264 reviews

Fortaleza de Sagres

Reviewed By Phil25 - Hampshire, United Kingdom

We were staying less than 30 mins away so this was a "must do" to visit the southern most point in Europe... Free parking in a large car-park or the road just outside with views from the cliffs. Inside the entrance fee was 3 EUR or only 1.5 EUR each for a family of 4 so for 6 EUR total this was great value. There are a few buildings to explore and fort walls to climb but the highlight is undoubtedly the walk around the perimiter along the cliff/wall edge. From here there are amazing views, stunning rock formations and some intersting and unusual plants, many explained with information boards. One view is to the lighthouse on the Western most point - 10 mins drive away and our next stop. Free toilets and a small shop available. Highly recommended place to spend an hour or two but hold on to your hats, it was pretty windy too!

9. Torre da Medronheira

Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200 Portugal http://atracoesdealbufeira.blogspot.pt/p/torre-da-medronheira.html
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.0 based on 20 reviews

Torre da Medronheira

10. Forte de Santo Antonio

Castro Marim Portugal
Excellent
29%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
21%
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4.0 based on 24 reviews

Forte de Santo Antonio

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