An authentic sunset walk

Faro, Portugal

Experience hosted by Éll

2 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
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Up to 9 people
Includes food

What you'll do

Sunlight is the first thing that comes to mind when we think about “the south” and it’s so deeply rooted in its visual culture that separating the two is no easy task. This idea of “the sunny south” has been consistently and creatively adapted to anything, really: restaurants, grocers, contractors, marketeers, tourism at large, and if we extended this narrative further back, traditional occupations too.
Life in the south has had to be managed around the notion that the sun is your forever relative and it’s not going anywhere. This applies to people’s behaviors, lifestyle and most importantly housing. The architecture of southern cities is the result of this constant equation and also the reason for its uniqueness and authenticity. Landmarks are often the result of a dominating aesthetic (renaissance, baroque, rococo, neoclassical, …) but it’s the lesser-known and more authentic equipment of a city that allows us to navigate this idea.
This walk was, then, elaborated as a playground for all-this-Faro: its exclusive architecture and culture at the best time to explore it—the sunset. All combined with simple hassle-free history lessons that allow us to focus entirely on the relationship between the city and its light rather than the usual chronological map of events.
Sunlight is the first thing that comes to mind when we think about “the south” and it’s so deeply rooted in its visual culture that separating the two is no easy task. This idea of “the sunny south” has been consistently and creatively adapted to anything, really: restaurants, grocers, contractors, marketeers, tourism at large, and if we extended this narrative further back, traditional occupations too.
Life in the south has had to be manag…

What's included

  • Food
    I'll bring some handpicked seasonal fruit from my grandma's to power us up...

Meet your host, Éll

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Born and raised in the city; have lived here for the longest part of my life. The food is great, the weather is priceless but growing up I only cared about finding the best way to go around it. I believe this is what got me into majoring in Art & Architecture History and why I might be just the right person for this walk, aside from my sense of humour. But that's just my guess. Why not make yours?
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Where you'll be

Faro’s authentic image has to do with two things: sunlight and modernism. This walk focuses on the former while also giving you a glimpse of the latter. If you’re looking for authenticity rather than the usual walking history tour, look no further. This is the walk that will provide you everything you need to go around the city and get to know its unique culture, lifestyle and forms.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Lara
July 2021
Ell took the time and show me around. I really enjoyed the walk and all the different sights. I learned a lot about portuguese architecture and history. Can only recommend!
Sara
July 2021
As I was the only attendee, I had a lovely private walking tour of Faro with Ell. He took me through the history of the city through architecture and it was really interesting to see how Faro has evolved over the years. Ell was really friendly and personable, and he even made sure that we ended on time and recommended a few restaurants so that I could have dinner before the curfew. Highly recommended if you want a local’s tour of Faro.
As I was the only attendee, I had a lovely private walking tour of Faro with Ell. He took me through the history of the city through architecture and it was really interesting to s…
Bryony
July 2021
Éll is incredibly knowledgeable and I learnt so much about the history of the architecture of Faro. The walk was so interesting and Éll was both friendly and professional. He personalised the walk for me and has made my short stay in Faro the best experience.
Éll is incredibly knowledgeable and I learnt so much about the history of the architecture of Faro. The walk was so interesting and Éll was both friendly and professional. He perso…
Natascha
June 2021
This is finally a tour which explains the city, the culture through architecture and urban planning. I now the see the city with different eyes :)! Definately book that tour! The houses and squares and streets are telling you so much about ancient and modern Faro and Portugal! Éll's knowledge not only in architecture but also in social, political and historical areas is asthonishing! Don't miss this tour when you are in Faro!
This is finally a tour which explains the city, the culture through architecture and urban planning. I now the see the city with different eyes :)! Definately book that tour! The h…
Benjamin
June 2021
This was our first of two tours with Ell, we followed this tour the next morning with one in Olhao. Ell was a great host and tour guide for both tours. Teaching all kinds of info that we would never have even thought about or known, lots of little interesting facts and would happily answer any questions that we had. Was very thoughtful, even offering us some of his family grown fruits. High recommended!
This was our first of two tours with Ell, we followed this tour the next morning with one in Olhao. Ell was a great host and tour guide for both tours. Teaching all kinds of info t…
Tiago
May 2021
Éll is a fantastic tour guide, and gives you the option to choose between more touristic sites or something a bit different, and it was amazing to find someone that has such in depth knowledge about such specific details and facts about local architecture. I would highly recommend to anyone that is interested in this subject
Éll is a fantastic tour guide, and gives you the option to choose between more touristic sites or something a bit different, and it was amazing to find someone that has such in dep…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests of all ages can attend.