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Faro - Campinas is an up market, hilltop suburb that offers stunning views of Faro and the Algarve coastline. Many of Faro's most expensive and impressive properties can be found in this area that is just a short drive from many Algarve towns.
It is home to many hotels, restaurants and shops. Gomes, in the heart of the area is a small cafe that serves traditional dishes. Restaurant Monte do Casol on Cerro de Lobo, is housed in a charming 18th century country house hotel.
The historical centre of Faro is 7 km from Faro-Campinas. The city has a colourful history which dates back to the Stone Age. To learn more about its rich past, visit one of the city's many museums which include: Archaeological museum, Museum Maritimo and the Museum of Regional Ethnography.
Upon entering the old town, you will pass through Arco da Vila, an archway featuring a bell tower and a statue of St Thomas Aquinus, Faro's patron saint.
The city's cathedral dominates Old Faro's skyline. Parts of the Cathedral date back to the 12th century. Its structure reflects the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The cathedral's impressive interiors are light and beautiful.
A short distance from Faro - Campinas is the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve which spans an area of 170 square. kilometres. During the spring and autumn migration periods, it offers Portugal's best bird watching. A number of beaches in the park are popular with sun bathers.
While public transportation is available throughout the Algarve from Faro-Campinas, many visitors to this area find it restricts their travel experience. Car hire can be booked easily from: Campinas, 2 8005 Faro. Booking car hire during your stay in Faro - Campinas will increase your mobility as well as freedom when exploring the beautiful and historically-steeped Algarve region.