Light is a city's most powerful resource — and, arguably, every city has its own. Faro's light happens to be very bright during the day and just perfect around sunset. Light has been there before buildings and will be there after them, so it is natural that buildings adapt to it. Light is, for this reason, one of the most thought-out features in architecture, whether you prefer form over function or vice-versa. This is the story of the balanced marriage between light and architecture, a relationship so neatly weaved together it shapes the way in which cities come to be. Vacation may very well be the right time to release your inner architect or electrician and tag along this hassle-free walking history lesson around a small southern town during its most prized time of day.
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?
I will bring a little locally-sourced snack to power us up during the walk!
Our walk starts at the most historical place in town and jumps right into its most authentic neighbourhoods to offer a full grasp of the city's growth and the impact of light on its general image. We will go about the most impressive buildings in town before finishing the walk at the best spot to catch the sunset at — the dock!