Quick stop in FARO Portugal
On my way back from Sweden to Spain, I made a connection flight thru FARO, Portugal. Because there was enough time between flights and the airport is only 7KM from the city, I went for a 4 hour visit of the old town of FARO.
It looks like Algarve is the poorest region of Portugal. Faro does have a historical section, and it is interesting if you are already in the region. But it is too small and has too few old historical streets and buildings to justify a trip down there just for that. For the most part it is a collection of ugly out-of-place apartment buildings for British people looking for a vacation place consisiting only of sun and beaches that is cheap and not much more.
So, I would say, it was semi-dissapointing