Image gallery of the banks of the lagoon of the Ria Formosa from the commercial quay of Faro in the east to the Faro International Airport in the west
Commercial quay in Faro
Nowadays the commercial quay of Faro is of minor importance due to the shutdown of the nearby fishing and canning factories
Visit of the N.R.P. Sagres in Faro
On occasion of the Dia de Faro 2018 the historic sailing ship docked for the first time at the commercial pier in Faro and opened her decks to the general public. It is currently used by the Portuguese navy as a training ship for young sailors as well as its international ambassador.
View from bord of the ship towards the lagoon of the Ria Formosa in front of Faro
Faro: View from the Ria Formosa
View from board of an excursion boat across the lagoon of the Ria Formosa towards the historic old town of Faro, surrounded by huge walls.
Faro: viwe to the historical old town
View back from board of the ferry to Faro. In the background you can see the cathedral.
Faro: Seaside view
View from board of e ferry boat towards the historical old part, surrounded by strong walls.
Faro: Ria Formosa
The quay at the promenade opposite the Arco da Porta Nova, one of the doorways to the historical old town, is the place to embark to the tours in the Ria Formosa.
Faro: Arco da Porta Nova
This small portal goes to the promenade on the Ria Formosa. Crossing it by car is a challenge.
View from the walls of the old town to the promenade and the quay at the Ria Formosa. From here the ferry boats to the islands Ilha da Barreta, Ilha da Culatra (Ilha do Farol) and Ilha da Armona debark. In the background you can see the Faro International Airport and the silhouette of the Ilha de Faro.
View from the historical old town to the promenade and the adjacent Ria Formosa. In the background you can see the airport.
Linha do Algarve
The railway from Faro to Vila Real de Santo António is crossing the exit of the marina in Faro, thus limiting the clearance height for the boats.
The air corridor to the Faro International Airport is nearby.
Faro Marina: panoramic view to the city
Linha do Algarve
Railway crossing in Faro near the marina.
Quay in Faro
View towards western direction
Parque Ribeirinho de Faro
Faro: Ria Formosa and Airport
View over the Ria Formosa towards the nearby Faro International Airport. On board of a plane you can enjoy great views of this unique lagoon landscape.
Ilha de Faro
View over the lagoon towards the International Faro Airport opposite the island.