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Faro Cathedral, Faro

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Church · Tourist Spot
The Cathedral of Faro is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Faro, Portugal. The cathedral was consecrated in the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the late 13th century by the Archbishop of Braga. It has been the seat of the Diocese of Faro since 1540, replacing Silves Cathedral on the orders of King John III of Portugal. In 1596 it was sacked by the Earl of Essex. The cathedral is a National Monument of Portugal.
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  • The Cathedral de Faro is really worth a visit. Beautiful baroque altars emphasis very rich history of Faro. Very interesting courtyard with a bit hidden Bone Chapel. Its worth climbing to the top...  more »
  • My friend and I visited the museum of the cathedral. It was very interesting and has quite some nice stuff to offer. The price is cheap and it’s definitely I must do for history/culture buffs  more »
  • We were lucky to listen to some live music played at the cathedral and overall it has some interesting relics on the display. There is a good view from the cathedral tower over Faro. Overall great experience.
  • Interesting cathedral build up with bones of humans. There could be written down some informations for tourists that the history of this place gets clearer. And also it costs entrance fee

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