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Faro is a city with 41,307 inhabitants, Capital District Faro, the region, sub-region, and even the old province of Algarve which occupies an area of 4960 km ² and where they live 426 386 inhabitants (2007). It is home to a municipality with 201.59 km ² and 58,698 inhabitants (2008), subdivided into six parishes. The municipality is bordered to the north and west by the municipality of São Brás de Alportel, east of Olhão, Loulé by west and south coast is the Ocean Atlantic. Through Faro airport, the city is the second largest external input of the country (following the Lisbon), which gives a valence distinctly cosmopolitan. The Ria Formosa lagoon attracted human

occupants from the Palaeolithic age until the end of pre-history. During that time a settlement grew up – Ossónoba – which was an important town during the hert period of Roman occupation and, according to historians, the forerunner of present-day Faro. From the 3rd century onwards and during the Visigothic period it was the site of an Episcopal see.

With the advent of Moorish rule in the 8th century Ossónoba retained its status as the most important town in the southwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula. In the 9th century it became the capital of a short-lived princedom and was fortified with a ring of defensive walls. At this time the name Santa Maria began to be used instead of Ossónoba. Later on the town was known as Harun (from a local Muslim chieftain), hence its current name, Faro. During the 500 years of Moorish rule there were some Jewish inhabitants in Faro who wrote copies of the Old Testament. One of Faro's historical names in Arabic is ‫أخ شون بة‬. The Moors were defeated by the forces of the Portuguese King Afonso III in 1249. With the decline of the importance of the city of Silves, Faro took over the role of administration of the Algarve area.

All of the Algarve’s best-known dishes can be sampled in Faro. But anyone who wants to try the typical fishermen’s recipes should sample the local fish soup and the traditional razor clam

risotto. Choosing from among the many local cakes and desserts is a hard task because they all make extensive use of the tasty local figs and almonds. The best way to round off a meal is a glass of fig brandy or “medronho”, a spirit made with the fruit of the strawberry tree.

The Faro International Motorcycle Rally is a famous festival, renowned in Europe for being one of the biggest of its kind.

The student’s festival (Semana Académica da Universidade do

Algarve), organized every year by students from the University of the Algarve, is also an important event in Faro.

Tavira is a Portuguese city on district of Faro (Algarve) with more than 25.000 habitants. Have an area of 606, 98 km² and are subdivided into 9 parishes. Is bordered to the northeast by the municipality of Alcoutim, east of Castro Marim and the western part of the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, on the southwest by Olhão, west of São Brás de Alportel and Loulé.

Linked to the Tavira Island on the Ria Formosa, the natural border of channels, islands and marshes, Tavira has known over the years to preserve and enhance their natural, historical and cultural heritage.

The campground is located in Tavira Island that offers 11km of fine sand and calm

waters, in addition to excellent facilities and support services. Tavira Island is part of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa lagoon vast area that is characterized by high

biodiversity of flora and fauna.

Besides accommodation, the Camping Tavira island also offers other complementary services and a set of infrastructure that provide a pleasant stay. • Tents Rental;

• Irons;

• Supermarket;•

• Luggage Guard;

Snack Bar / Pizza;

• Hair Dryers;

• Kiosk;

• Picnic tables.

• Spas; You can also check the site:

You have to reach the main bus and trains stations in

Faro, and then you have to catch the train to (+/- 30’, check the site below)

- By Train: Just have to check the website (Any difficulty? Please, try this)

- By Bus: Try Rede Expresso or Renex or Eva-Bus (the cheapest with student discount), here Transports










28€ (without discount)

Lisboa (Lisbon)



19€ (without discount)




23€ (without discount)




24€ (without discount)

Porto (Oporto)



27€ (without discount)




35€ (without discount)

Lisboa (Lisbon) Oriente



18.50€ (without discount)


Only arrive after 16h





40€ (without discount)

Porto (Oporto) Campanha



47€ (without discount)

- By Car: Use the Google Maps, on this

13rd, 14th and 15th of August

€ =

If you want to have the Study-Tour = +

…  Tent (if you have one)  Beach clothes  Lantern  Rackets  Balls for football, rugby, volleyball  hat  Sleeping bag  1,90€ for the boat

 Money to parties =) and souvenirs  Hygiene products  Good mood  … prepare for Sun, Beach, Moorish party and Medieval party  Mosquito repellent  your camera


The applications must be delivered until 6TH AUGUST 2010, by

23h:59 You can find the online applications in this link

After sending the application, please do the payment and send the proof until the

11 th August 2010 Proof of payment to the following email: Bank Transfer:

NIB 0035 2034 00021967930 24  ATTENTION, after the deadline the price increase 10€.


Click here

Thanks for your time, @Faro is waiting for you !

OC PRESIDENT Jandir dos Reis (+351) 926 864 590 (+351) 912 977 270


OC FINANCE Helena Martins


Marta Calhias

David Silva

(+351) 916 660 326

(+351) 969 675 734

IRW's Booklet  

International Reception Week of AIESEC in Faro, 2010

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