It is in the Algarve which is known to very few, the area of barrocal, between the coast and the mountains, where the temperature is more pleasant and the smell of carob and orange trees fills the air. You see a yellow and pink palace, considered by many as the ultimate expression of Romanticism in Algarve.
The Pousada of Faro is a palace prepared to receive, 20 minutes from the center of Faro, where the tranquility of the countryside and the sea of the Algarve are to help you spend some absolutely memorable days.
The architect selected modern and discreet furniture, to let the spaces breathe and the neoclassical decor and neo-rococo show out in all its splendor. But the contemporary integration of the rooms, with its large halls, their windows which let natural light spill over into the space, and the interior gardens which dot the various widths of the hall create another environment, more comfortable and almost intimate, contrary to the length of the corridors.
In fact, this monument classified by the Portuguese state was fully recovered, with the adaptation of a new wing designed by the famous Portuguese architect Gonçalo Byrne, so that the classic style can have the prominence it deserves and so that your comfort is never conditional. Stop at the Pousada door, where a roof rack will help you with the packing and will park your car in the underground park of the Pousada which gives access to the rooms.
As the Pousada is on a hillside, the reception and social areas are on the 3rd floor, which ensures maximum tranquility for the rooms in the lower floors. If you can't resist, have a peek of the original halls of the palace, fully recovered: the Green Room, the Main Hall and the Hall Estoi are impressive rooms, inviting and full of details that will hold your attention. The green room, with its walls adorned in white details, the great hall, with the fresco paintings, golden stucco and the original furniture in gilt - the old hall of the palace for receptions and the Estoi Hall, all paneled with carved wood and green walls, which was the old dining room, will overwhelm you with the magic and elegance of this unique place.
Let yourself be dazzled by the minimalist lines of the pool and deck teak, bearing in mind that the side is the formal garden adorned with its fountain, with its classic design and their male and female tea rooms which do not forget the different habits from 3 centuries ago. Plunge into the spa's indoor pool and finish with a walk in the area of the columns, erected on a whim in the eighteenth century. Ask for the original key from that period to open the gate leading to the agricultural gardens and old stables or enjoy the free wi-fi in all areas of the Pousada to catch up on your reading on the tablet. Above all, be sure to find out, in every single pathway, one more unique detail. Even the ceilings of the social bathroom in the third floor are astonishing, since they are located in the old rooms and family use rooms.