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Things to do in Estoi

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“ Ruínas de uma antiga cidade romana. Preciosas! Ruins of an ancient Roman city. Beautiful!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“The Estói Palace, is a rococo pastiche, in Faro, unique in the region. The palace was the idea of a local nobleman who died shortly after construction began in the mid-1840s. Another local figure, José Francisco da Silva, acquired the palace and completed it in 1909. He was made Viscount of Estói thanks to the money and efforts that he spent in its construction. The work was directed by the architect Domingos da Silva Meira, whose interest in sculpture is evident. The interior of the palace, in pastel and stucco, is being restored and will be an inn.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Estoi is a beautiful small village near the city of Faro. The village is known for the beautiful old palace which is situated in the village (Now it's a hotel; Pousada). Walking through the streets of Estoi; time stands still. Also The Church of Estoi is a visit worth.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Built on an old wine cellar, this rustic restaurant with pavement stone and white walls will charm you with the traditional interior food and recipes only made in interior coast.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mountain
“Here you have one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Portugal, with mountains and sea and the most outstanding view point over the Ria Formosa, observe the drawing of the islands, discover the outlines of the beache. It´s known that in Antiquity Cerro de S. Miguel, or the Monte Figo as it was known, was used as an important reference point for coastline navigation, with allusions to its strategic location on the Portolan charts, literary texts and historic documents by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Arabs and other Christian people from North Europe. It was common to attribute to it mystical powers, coming from a fertile imagination very common in maritime people.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Excelente exemplo da cultura romana presente nesta região, ruínas de banhos romanos!!”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Typical Portuguese. Lively. And pleasant to eat a grilled chicken on one of the terraces (in the smoke).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ran by the most wonderful couple and staff the menu offers breakfast, lunches, light tea and daily specials with monthly speciality evenings. The renowned noodles are a must! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Small village up North of Faro, it's old small palace was converted in a beautiful and original hotel. You can get drinks or coffee in their bar, and walk through it's baroque gardens.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Why ask Barros? Barros is a host with years of experience in the Algarve, he can recommend his best places but also he can make happen all other things like special events, buying a car recommendation, restaurants, investments, etc... ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Built on an old wine cellar, this rustic restaurant with pavement stone and white walls will charm you with the traditional interior food and recipes only made in interior coast.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ran by the most wonderful couple and staff the menu offers breakfast, lunches, light tea and daily specials with monthly speciality evenings. The renowned noodles are a must! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This place has an out of season 10 Euro set menu for 3 course meal and drink. A family owned business they are very friendly and welcoming and cannot do enough to ensure you have a great lunch in addition to the specular views.”
  • 1 local recommends

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