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International Reception Week of AIESEC in Faro, 2010

  • 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 and where they live 426

    386 inhabitants (2007). It is home to a municipality with 201.59

    km and 58,698 inhabitants (2008), subdivided into six

    parishes. The municipality is bordered to the north and west

    by the municipality of So Brs de Alportel, east of Olho,

    Loul 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 Ossnoba 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.

    WWiitthh tthhee aaddvveenntt ooff MMoooorriisshh rule in the 8th century Ossnoba 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 Ossnoba. 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 . 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 Algarves best-known dishes can be sampled in Faro.

    But anyone who wants to try the typical fishermens recipes

    should sample the local fish soup and the traditional razor clam


    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 students festival (Semana Acadmica da Universidade do

    Algarve), organized every year by students from the University of

    the Algarve, is also an important event in Faro.

  • 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.

    Tavira is a Portuguese city on district of Faro (Algarve) with

    more than 25.000 habitants. Have an area of 606, 98 km

    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 Antnio, on the southwest by Olho, west of So

    Brs de Alportel and Loul.

  • 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;


    Snack Bar / Pizza;




    Luggage Guard;

    Hair Dryers;

    Picnic tables.

    You can also check the site: http://www.campingtavira.com/

  • 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 www.cp.pt

    (Any difficulty? Please, try this)


    - By Bus: Try Rede Expresso or Renex or Eva-Bus (the

    cheapest with student discount), here




    Transports Origin Departure Arrival Cost


    Aveiro 07:30 15:50 28 (without discount)

    Lisboa (Lisbon) 12:30 15:45 19 (without discount)

    Covilh 05:30 15:50 23 (without discount)

    Coimbra 09:30 15:50 24 (without discount)

    Porto (Oporto) 8:00 15:50 27 (without discount)


    Aveiro 7:30 14:11 35 (without discount)

    Lisboa (Lisbon) - Oriente

    10:20 14:11 18.50 (without discount)

    Covilh Only arrive after 16h -

    Coimbra 7:35 14:11 40 (without discount)

    Porto (Oporto) - Campanha

    6:52 14:11 47 (without discount)

    - By Car: Use the Google Maps, on this


  • =

    If you want to have the Study-Tour = +


    , 14th and 15

    th of August

    Tent (if you have


    Beach clothes



    Balls for football,

    rugby, volleyball


    Sleeping bag

    1,90 for the boat

    Money to parties =) and


    Hygiene products

    Good mood

    prepare for Sun, Beach,

    Moorish party and Medieval


    Mosquito repellent

    your camera

  • .

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


    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:

    [email protected]

    ATTENTION, after the deadline the price increase 10.

    Bank Transfer:

    NIB 0035 2034 00021967930 24

  • Thanks for your time,

    @Faro is waiting for you !

    Click here


    Marta Calhias [email protected]

    (+351) 916 660 326

    (+351) 969 675 734

    David Silva

    [email protected]

    Jandir dos Reis [email protected]

    (+351) 926 864 590

    (+351) 912 977 270


    Mara Dias [email protected]



    Helena Martins [email protected]

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