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Faro Archaeological Museum

Faro, Portugal
00 351 289 803 604
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Faro
Type: History Museums
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Leicester
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The small but interesting Museu Municipal De Faro is housed in a former convent in the old quarter and comprises several galleries of religious paintings, Roman and Moorish stone memorial plaques, a temporary exhibition of cinema posters and a small collection of Moorish household artifacts. The highlight for me was the intriguing collection of paintings (with free loan of an... More

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tavira
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were lucky in the timing of our visit in that we saw the fascinating paintings of Carlos Porfírio. The written explanations of the folk lore associated with Moorish occupation of the Algarve were very helpful. We were unlucky in that the Mosaic Room was still not open (due to be opened mid March). However, there is a great deal... More

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