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Museu Municipal de Faro

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Address: Praca Dom Afonso III, 14, Faro 8000-167, 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
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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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One of my friends and I went for the archaeology but there wasn't much on display when we went. It was a very nice building in itself. There was a child's birthday party going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my friends and I went for the archaeology but there wasn't much on display when we went. It was a very nice building in itself. There was a child's birthday party going when we went so I'm sure it would've been more enjoyable if that wouldn't have been going.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The most charming cloisters make this old convent very atmospheric. Visit the Portuguese guitar recital onsite - superb.

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Loule, Portugal
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Lovely place. I Loved the way they made the exposition of their roman materials. Has a lot of paintings in the upper level. Good place where you can seat and relax in the open garden.

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Municipal museum surrounding a lovely courtyard. A series of displays covering a number of interesting historical aspects of the area. Some of the rooms are quite dark (presumably to protect the exhibits). An interesting art exhibition was on display around the courtyard. Home to the Portuguese guitar recital which drew us in, in the first place. In that regard the... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Museum in a lovely old courtyard set of buildings. Some nice things to see, but a bit sparse and doesn't take long to walk round. Allow an hour max.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very interesting museum with history of the Algarve from Phoenician times and including relics from Roman remains at Estoi

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I thought this was a really well put together museum, showing the history of Faro through time, the highlight being the Roman mosaic of Oceanus. There's also a bit of local art too. All set in an old convent I believe, certainly around a nice cloister with decorative gargoyles. Ok you won't spend hours there but for a few euros... More 

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Newquay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great Roman mosaics and very modern presentations of all the artefacts. All is displayed in rooms arranged around the original central courtyard of the great old building. Definately worth a visit and only a few euros. I learnt a lot about Faro's ancient past. They also had interesting modern ceramics and other crafts on display, which gave a nice juxtaposition.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I learnt a lot about Portugal and Faro from a very good exhibition that includes lovely photographs of people, buildings and the railway station during years gone by.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Given other tours in Faro, I found this museum surprisingly good. I was impressed by the stories told in the first room, and found the mosaics impressive.

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