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Faro: statues, ships and sanctuaries

created by MiguelBiologist and traveler - with a love for hidden streets and old buildings
21 reviews

22,00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

Do you like curious city trivia? On this short self-guided walk in Faro you’ll discover which geological feature protected the city from the 1755 earthquake, learn about a surprising annual parade, and spot sculptures (partially) submerged in the sea. Along the way, solve fun location-based riddles to unlock new directions, recommendations and more local stories!
This playful walk across Faro sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Faro or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.
This experience was originally created by Secret City Trails co-founders, Kristina & Wendy but now maintained by our trail builder in Faro, Miguel.

We know you’ll love our experiences, but if this is your first, rest assured - you can solve up to three riddles and still get a full refund, or in case of the Wonder Walks - all subscription plans come with one week free trial. See our T&Cs here.

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8 riddles.
45 mins – 1 hours. 1 – 2 km.

Start your experience in front of the church on Largo de São Sebastião.
Finish at Praça Dom Marcelino Franco

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
The famous Igreja do Carmo known for its chapel made of the bones and skulls of monks.
The magnificent cobbled streets.
Mysterious statues (sometimes under water!).
A hidden city entrance (through the old wall).
A lovely rooftop bar with the best cocktails.

Play between 7 days a week during daylight hours.


You’ll receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 3 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.

We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.

Check our frequently asked questions or read our terms & conditions.

21 reviews for Faro: statues, ships and sanctuaries

  1. Shane

    Entertaining and hot

  2. Wns Team

    Very much fun!!! Great!

  3. Kwakies


  4. The Rebels

    It was a lot of fun and an interesting experience.

  5. Drea

    no comment

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  7. Inge_try-out

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  8. Yids

    Fun way to see Faro and kill some time.
    There was no sign on the shell monument so we had to google to find the answer. Other than that, it was great fun!

  9. Bushell’s Quest


  10. A Jo Jo

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All our trails are created by locals. Buy the one that intrigues you the most. After the purchase, you’ll receive a link to your game via email.

2. Ready, set, go!

Go to the game’s starting location indicated in the email (play anytime up to 3 months from the purchase). Tap the Play button and the game will magically open in your phone's browser!

3. Find secrets

With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

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Play for the fastest time and get listed on our leaderboard. Or, take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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