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Faro Archaeological Museum

Faro, Portugal
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Ranked #11 of 19 Attractions in Faro
Type: History Museums
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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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Leicester
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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28 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
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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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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

the archaeological museum in the centre of the old town of faro has a wonderful roman mosaic floor and covers roman ,moorish and portuguese history. excellent and informative descriptions of the exhibits give the visitor a real feel for the history of the algarve region.

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england
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

set in a beautiful old building this museum worth have a look at. entrance cost 2 euros and it is worth paying just to see this building. they dont have big selection in here, but they have 16th century paintings which are really worth seeing. it is not a big museum but for 2 euros definitely worth a visit

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Seeing the building itself is worth paying the fairly cheap entrance fee (only 1 or 1.50 Euros for students.) The exhibits were average in my mind, but worth a visit nonetheless.

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