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Faro Archaeological Museum

Address: Faro, Portugal
Phone Number: 00 351 289 803 604
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Faro
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I had planned a day exploring this whole part of Faro, and this was the part I looked forward to the most. It was definitely nice to visit, but the other things I saw that day were much more exciting. The exhibits were well done, though, and the building itself is gorgeous. There was a room with beautiful paintings, but... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The building is worth a visit but what made this visit extra special was the 'private' concert given by Joao Cuna, a magnificent Portuguese Guitar player. His presentation with a history of Fado and its music was very instructive.

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Enjoyed the building itself and all the archaeological exhibits. The religious paintings by talented artists were interesting if a bit sombre.

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Montreal, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this wonderful little gem. Joao Cuna gave us a wonderful recital and explained the history and origin of this wonderful fado music. The museum is also very interesting and for the very low price of only five euros it is a wonderful bargain.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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119 reviews 119 reviews
88 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Museum housed in the Convent of Our Lady of the Assumption, a building of the XVI century, inside you can see archaeological specimens of Roman, Arabic and Medieval Faro.

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a lovely museum. It is set around cloisters and a central garden, and the exhibits are presented in themes, eg synagogue, grave stones, and you are invited to exercise your imagination thinking about the lives they represented. It is fairly compact but well worth a visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You can learn a lot about Faro and its history. The fine arts gallery is not advertised, but excellent - ask for guided tour.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The building alone is worth seeing, with its stunning courtyard and arched hallways. The archaeological exhibits are interesting, the art local and intriguing, and there are rotating modern installations and exhibits. When we visited, there was an exhibit on the 125th anniversary of the introduction of train service to Faro. Worth the 2 Euro price.

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Keele, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We fell upon the museum by accident when we were invited inside to attend a performance of The Portuguese Guitar by the artist himself, Joao Cuna. Both the music and interior were spellbinding, how fortunate we were. We liked the paintings and the story of how the railways were built in the area. This is a small local museum that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The museum itself is better than its exhibits. Its star being the cloister - which is simply amazing. It is so tranquil and cool - and worth the visit alone. The exhibits; the "big" mosaic is partial, and the rest very pedestrian.

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