Just a short drive from the international airport and some of the Algarve's famous beaches, Hotel Faro has 90 comfortable and beautifully designed guest rooms. Overlooking the marina and Ria Formosa Natural Park, providing easy access to the city's historical centre, the modern Hotel Faro is located in down town Faro.
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Košice is a city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary. With a population of nearly 242,000 Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia after Bratislava. Being the economic and cultural center of eastern Slovakia, Košice is the seat of the Košice Region and Košice Self-governing Region, the Slovak Constitutional Court, three universities, various dioceses, and many museums, galleries, and theaters. Košice is an important industrial center of Slovakia. The U. S. Steel Košice steel mill is the biggest employer in the region. The town has good railway connections, and an international airport.
The city has a well preserved historical center, which is the largest among Slovak towns. There are many heritage protected buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Secession styles with Slovakia's largest church - St. Elisabeth Cathedral. The long main street, rimmed with aristocratic palaces, Catholic churches, and townsfolk's houses, is a thriving pedestrian zone with many boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. The city is well known as the first settlement in Europe to be granted its own coat-of-arms. In 2013, it will be the European Capital of Culture title together with Marseille, France.
Košice lies in the north temperate zone and has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. It is characterized by a significant variation between hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
Public transportation in Košice is managed by Dopravný podnik mesta Košice - literally the Public Transport Company of the city of Košice. The municipal mass transit system is the oldest one in present day Slovakia, with the first horse-car line beginning operation in 1891 (electrified in 1914). Today, the city's public transportation system is composed of buses (in use since 1950s), trams, and trolleybuses (since 1993).
Košice is a rail hub of eastern Slovakia. It is connected by rail to Bratislava, Prešov, Čierna nad Tisou, Miskolc Hungary, and Zvolen. There is a broad gauge track from the Ukraine, leading to the steel mill southwest of the city. The D1 motorway connects the city to Prešov and more motorways and roads are planned around the city.
The city has an international airport, located south of the city. Regular direct flights from the Košice International Airport are available to: Bratislava, Vienna, Milan and Prague. At its peak in year 2008 it served 590 919 passengers but the number of passengers has declined since.
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