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Forgotten beauties of Faro

Faro is the capital of Algarve, Portugal's most southern region, located not far from Spanish border. Its old town center is a splendid tourist spot with waterfront, parks, small streets, and leisure venues. I was impressed by the beautiful architecture of Mediterranean feel, decorated and enriched with traditional tiles, both on facades of houses as well as covering the floors of main pedestrian areas, creating beautiful patterns and pictures.

There were many incredible buildings, old and also some modern new ones, business and residential, cathedrals and industrial complexes. But what truly caught my attention was how many beautiful sights throughout the whole city center are actually abandoned or rapidly decaying.
Greeted by the ruins
The first of a kind you'll meet as soon as you reach the seafront of the old town. Once leaving from the bus or train station you'll get to the small boats marina, wonderful wide square and garden of Manuel Bivar, where streets first turn …

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