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Faro,
Portugal

Faro, Portugal.
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Faro is situated on the extreme South of Portugal coast, that was last part of the country to be regained from the Moors by the Portuguese king in 1292. Traces of the Moorish presence can still be seen in its unique architecture, terraces, chimneys and whitewashed houses. Faro is the capital of the district, with a medieval wall and a large number of monuments including the Roman Goithic Cathedral, the Renaissance Nossa Senhora da Assuncão Convent, São Francisco Church dating from the 16-18th centuries. This brightly coloured region, with its fig trees, orange groves and almond trees in blossom, is also the most verdant and fertile. The southern coastline consists of a long stretch of fabulous sandy beaches, broken up by extraordinary rugged cliffs and fantastic grottoes. Faro is also where most visitors fly to begin their exploration of the coastline and the towns of Albufeira the fishing village that is now a major tourist destination, Lagoa famous for its wines, and the purpose built resort of Vilamoura.

Faro has a great selection of gay and gay-friendly hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodations ranging from small family owned guesthouses to the larger international hotels. Rates and amenities range from budget to luxurious to there is plenty of choice to meet the budgets and tastes of the discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

If you enjoy exceptional food and fine, this city and region of the Algarve has plenty to tempt your palate. Apart from a very high quality, international cuisine that stems from the expanding tourism industry, this region also offers delicious regional dishes. Seafood soups oregano snails, pork meat and "cataplana" clams, roasted dried octopus on the grill (Lagos style), and grilled squid and cuttlefish. The fig pastries and marzipan pastries, shaped like little animals or fruits are delicious. You should also taste the wines of Lagoa that are internationally famous, as well as those from Lagos and Tavira and the various regional liquors.

So, if you’re a gay and lesbian traveler, planning a vacation on the Algarve, Faro is the perfect destination in its own right or as a base from which to explore this beautiful region of southern Portugal.

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