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Faro, a capital do Algarve, está situada na costa sul do país. Era já um importante porto no tempo das invasões muçulmanas, tendo sido mais tarde conquistada por D. Afonso III. Quase destruída pelos ingleses em 1596, quando Portugal esteve sob domínio espanhol, sofreu graves danos durante os terramotos de 1722 e 1755 , perdendo parte do seu património. Faro assumiu a sua vocação cosmopolita aquando da inauguração do seu aeroporto internacional a 11 de Julho de 1965, ainda durante o regime de António de Oliveira Salazar. Hoje em dia e graças ao aumento de procura turística em todo o Algarve, a cidade possui o segundo mais movimentado aeroporto de Portugal atrás do aeroporto da Portela em Lisboa, com um movimento superior a 5 milhões de passageiros por ano. O Aeroporto é ainda utilizado por parte dos turistas que se dirigem para a Andaluzia devido a certos locais desta região espanhola estarem mais próximos de Faro do que de Sevilha.

Faro, the capital of the Algarve is situated on the south coast of the country. It was already a important port at the time of Muslims invasion. Was later conquered by D. Afonso III. Almost destroyed by the English in 1596, when under Spanish domination, suffered severely in the earth- quakes of 1722 and 1755 losing part of its heritage. The city has a public university (the University of the Algarve), an international airport (Faro airport), a seaport, a marina, a railroad station and complete interregional bus services. Its 30,000-seater stadium Estádio Algarve, shared by the neighboring cities of Faro and Loulé, was one of the venues of the Euro 2004. It currently stands vacant, but locals hope that a football team will finally give use to the Stadium. The actual relevance of Louletano Desportos Clube (a club from the city of Loulé) and Sporting Clube Farense (from Faro), are not enough to use such a big stadium; instead they use smaller municipal stadiums. The stadium is also used to host concerts, festivals and other events. Faro airport is not too far away from the city itself. In recent years the numbers of visitors traveling through the airport has increased as more and more low-cost airlines compete to offer cheap flights to the Algarve. The transport facilities to and from Faro airport with the center of Faro include taxicabs and a bus line.


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Sara AlvesSara Alves moderator 04/08/2008
Pedro NovaisPedro Novais moderator Help others to find out the beuty in faro XD 08/31/2009
Ricardo Chumbinho Ricardo Chumbinho moderator its my town 08/03/2008
João Pedro Duarte João Pedro Duarte moderator It is my home town 08/24/2009
Claudio Coelho Claudio Coelho moderator Its my home town 09/05/2008
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