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Manuel Bivar Garden

Manuel Bivar Garden (former Queen Square)
It was already a main square during the Christian conquest and it has always maintained its centrality provided for it has always been linked to administration offices and port activities.

Before the 17th century it already had important buildings around it such as the Hospital and Church of Mercy. In the late 19th century it would change its name to Codfish Garden, due to its shape. Throughout the 18th and 19th century the Customs House and Civil Govern (Central Administration office) are built.

With several alteration to its initial surroundings (establishment of a branch of the Bank of Portugal, a fire department, tax offices) this space is considered the city centre, integrating Faro’s Historic Centre.
This tree lined space is especially used in the summer to host some fairs and cultural manifestations.