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Faro Archaeological Museum

Faro, Portugal
00 351 289 803 604
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Ranked #10 of 17 attractions in Faro
Type: History Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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39 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I work in a museum so I am always interested in the quality of museums we visit. This one was in a wonderful old building, well displayed and labelled and with friendly helpful staff. There were two super temporary exhibitions- one a collection of nativity sets with some really humorous ones, and the other of paintings of local legends. Explanations... More

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Billinge, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This museum is well worth visiting.as part of exploration of the old town of Faro. a sixteenth century convent. It’s a great place to stroll around, especially to keep out of the sun for a hour or so.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A few interesting exhibits like the roman mosaic but nothing special. Would not go out of my way to visit this place.

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This museum is well worth visiting. It's housed in a fabulous building with a great deal of history. Originally it was the cloisters of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao (Or Lady of the Assumption), a sixteenth century convent. It’s a great place to stroll around, especially to keep out of the sun for a hour or so. The few staff that... More

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