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Museu Arqueologico de Faro

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Address: Praca Dom Afonso III, 14, Faro 8000, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 289 870 827
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Museum's archaeological collection is displayed in three rooms. The...
The Museum's archaeological collection is displayed in three rooms. The Roman period is represent in the Paths of Roman Algarve Exhibition, starting in the Southwest Writing (Iron Age), going through the Latin epigraphy and the mosaic of Oceanus room; the Islamic room shows objects of the Muslim daily life. The visitor can also see two other permanent exhibitions, the Ancient Painting (from 16th to 19th century) and the Enchanted Algarve by Carlos Porfirio.
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As a local this is a museum I strive to always bring my friends too. It is possible to see in each corner of the Museum how it is well cared off. How all exhibitions are taken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Vasco C
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As a local this is a museum I strive to always bring my friends too. It is possible to see in each corner of the Museum how it is well cared off. How all exhibitions are taken good care. A room filled with Roman inscrpitions could be just that... but no, the ambience sounds make all the difference bringing us... More 

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Newcastle U.K.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Showed the history of the area but a bit patchy, think they could make more of the information given on each exhibit, room for improvement.

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We will note your suggestions. More 

South Wales
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73 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Faro is worth a visit but is not over-endowed in enclosed shopping centres on a cold or damp day. Not that you should only visit the museum during inclement weather. The museum is found in the old town just follow the storks on top of the arch - or at least their nests. The entrance fee of 1 euro is... More 

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion and sympathy. We would be pleased to receive you again. The best regards. More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
128 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This nice museum is one of the few things Faro has to offer. It is quite lovely and you can visit it during a 1h walk.

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Continue enjoying every moment to the fullest. The best regards. More 

Limoges, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was a cold, windy day in February when we visited this lovely museum. The entry fee was just 1€ per person as we were asked if we were pensioners. The building – an old cloisters – is stunning and there are many surprises to be had when you step through a low arch or through a heavy wooden door.... More 

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

You can not imagine how happy I was to receive your message. Thank you! We will wait for you on a sunny day! The best regards. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. We will take into account the lights. The best regards. More 

Montreal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

Hello Jogetnog. We are glad to know that you liked the private concert given Beheerder by Joao Cun. Thanks for your opinion! More 

Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

Hey LellieK! It is good to know! Thank you for your availability xx More 

Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu Arqueologico de Faro, responded to this review

Dear Paul C, Thank you for your opinion. We hoped that you had liked our history! More 

Albufeira, Portugal
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122 reviews 122 reviews
89 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Hello Emm_Yeshua You've learned! Thank you for your opinion! More 

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