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Faro Archaeological Museum

Faro, Portugal
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Faro
Type: History Museums
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London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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Preston
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130 helpful votes 130 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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