Cheap flights to Faro now mean the southernmost region of Portugal is within just a couple of hours of UK airports, and if culture and history is what you are after you need look no further.
The capital city of the Algarve is perched on Portugal’s Mediterranean coast line. Faro has been the Algarve’s cultural centre for centuries and is steeped in history. Moorish architecture and mosaics fill the city, and Faro’s Cidade Velha (Old Town) district offers the city’s best preserved examples of this distinctive style.
A Side to the Algarve Previously Undiscovered
Towering above the cobbled streets of the Old Town district is the Faro Cathedral, a grand and imposing building which, though damaged in an 18th Century earthquake, still dominates the Old Town and dwarfs the extravagant Bishop’s Palace standing across the street.
The natural world has also had significant influence on the city. Faro’s relationship with the sea has always been of great importance, and now you can explore this for yourself. Scuba-diving tours leave the Faro beach front daily, and can offer you a perspective of Faro like no other. Explore sunken wrecks, hidden reefs and natural wildlife havens under the guidance of trained and experienced instructors.
With package deals from Jet2holidays your trip will practically plan itself, offering experiences unique to the Algarve.