Transfers to Olhão
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How far is Olhão from Faro Airport?
Olhão is only 15 km far from Faro Airport. With a rough estimate of 45.000 inhabitants in a relaxed atmosphere with easy access to the Ria Formosa islands and known for its excellent gastronomy.
Visitors may explore historical monuments such as Compromisso Maritimo de Olhão considered the city museum and created to support the fishermen, the Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario church which houses the Capela do Senhor dos Aflitos and the Herois da Restauração. One of the cities highlights, especially on Saturday mornings is the Municipal Market.
The building was built in 1915, designed by the famous engineer Alexandre Eiffel, and later renovated in 1997. It is very popular because of its emblematic red brick structure and the fresh selection of fresh goods sold by locals. This market is the biggest and best preserved in the Algarve.
Olhão also holds the biggest fishing port of the Algarve and is responsible for an important fishing industry. The abundance of fish is why Olhão hosts every August the Festival do Marisco a seafood festival with plenty of shellfish and clams.
One of the most cultural attractions in Olhão is the Caminho das Lendas-Walk of the Tales. The walk is made through the traditional cubist houses, in direct contact with the locals, learning through this maze the various stories and tales of the typical fisherman personalities of this region.
Close one will also find the Pescador Olhanense and Patrão Joaquim Lopes gardens. Facing the waterfront of Ria Formosa down in the dock one may take a boat out to visit the Armona, Culatra, and Farol islands and even see the Farol lighthouse.
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