Museu Municipal de Faro

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Museu Municipal de Faro
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,355 contributions
I visited at 14:30 on Saturday 27th June 2020 and the museum was closed. I presume due to the Covid-19 restrictions. A pity as from what I had read and pictures I had seen on different webpages, the museum seems to be very interesting. Hence my 4 stars. There was nothing on the door stating when the museum will reopen.
Written July 13, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,619 contributions
This is a small and very interesting museum! Located at the old "Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção" ("Convent of Our Lady of Assumption", in English), the "Museu Municipal do Faro" displays collections concerning the Roman times in "Ossonoba" (as the city of Faro was named by them in the 1st century), the Moorish years in "Santa María" (as Faro was known from the 10th to the 13th centuries) and fine classical paintings from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The highlights are the Roman mosaics portraying "Oceanus", their patron god for seas and oceans. Two last hints: 1) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, "Fado" singers and players perform live in this lovely museum at 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Check the schedule before going; and 2) check also their temporary exhibitions, always bringing important artists to Faro's cultural scene. Unmissable! Enjoy!
Written March 15, 2020
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John H
Westmount, Canada484 contributions
A simple museum in small (un-fancy) cloisters. It is clean and easy to get around. Descriptions in English. Not a lot to see, but fine for a rainy day. At 2 Euros per person, it is a safe bet. Not quite a "must see", but interesting for those curious about the roman influence 2,000 years ago.
Written April 22, 2022
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Kris_Coe_2004
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
Called Convento Nossa Senhora da Assunção too.Its construction started in 1519. The church has late medieval remains and the cloister is one of the first examples of Portuguese proto-Renaissance typologiy. Whith the advent of Liberalism it was used as a cork factory. After being bought by Faro Town Hall it now houses the Municipal Museum. This Museum was the first in the Algarve and was inaugured in 1894 to celebrate the birth of Henry the Navigator. The museum boast archaeological finds and excellent collection of paintings from 16th to the 17th centuries, mostly religious pieces that once belonged to different Algarve temples.
Written November 24, 2004
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Dazhobson
Worthing, UK226 contributions
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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 were there spoke English and were very helpful with information.
The museum contains a collection of artefacts from the prehistoric to the medieval periods, including Roman & Moorish items uncovered in nearby sites, plus lovely azulejos and a nice collection of paintings. The main floor Roman mosaic is stunning, depicting Neptune and the four winds, & dates as far back as the 3rd century. Other items include various Roman statues & busts, and artefacts discovered during the excavations of Estoi (also worth visiting), decorative Moorish lamps and paintings from the Baroque and Renaissance periods.
Written July 31, 2013
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annelainea
London, UK321 contributions
Couples
This is set in a lovely old convent with a glorious peaceful cloister garden.
The art works are all either local artists or workshop pieces- but very well curated.
There is good information in English.
The highlights are a couple of very fine Roman sculptures and one of the best Roman mosaics I have seen.
It was only €2 but we also paid €6 for a delightful Fado concert and glass of wine
Written September 26, 2019
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Kate Denison B
County Sligo, Ireland13 contributions
Solo
Beautiful building, former convent in old Jewish quarter. Nice exhibitions, especially of the Roman pieces. Large mosaic floor a highlight
Written June 23, 2017
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Hello. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit.
Written November 20, 2017
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Elwing
Antwerp, Belgium236 contributions
It was unfortunate I had so little time, because it deserved a much better look; there is a Roman mosaic here, which speaks of a culture of immense sophistication. There is a small but interesting collection of items from the Moorish period. There is a collection of paintings from the Italian school and the Portuguese school, showing difference in style. But in the end, it was the building itself that impressed me most.
Written May 27, 2010
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dindan11
164 contributions
Not much to see there, but if you are in the old town you may as well go through it in less than 30 minutes.
Written September 2, 2019
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Birthdaytreat
Manchester, UK79 contributions
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Worth it for the building alone, this small but very well presented museum offers an insight into Faro's eclectic history.
Written May 3, 2018
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Museu Municipal de Faro is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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