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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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Free on Sundays...you can't go wrong

Popped in to Faro on a Sunday morning and had a browse about the 'Old Town's. The museum opens at 11:30 on Sundays and is free ( Think only. Few euros usually). We spent a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a good part of this museum and were able to attend the Fado festival. Very interesting Portuguese music. The museum in itself looks more like a monastery. The archeology section is also within the walls of this museum as well as painting exhibits. Roman mosaic is on a permanent exhibit here and has become a tourist attraction.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in to Faro on a Sunday morning and had a browse about the 'Old Town's. The museum opens at 11:30 on Sundays and is free ( Think only. Few euros usually). We spent a good hour here looking at the Roman History Exhibits which were very good. There was also some temporary modern art exhibits that were interesting with... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This former convent of Our Lady of the Assumption is one of the oldest museums in the Algarve region. It has a beautiful cloister surrounded by two floors where the showrooms; in them we can appreciate an overview of the Roman and Islamic eras and also enjoy beautiful examples of ancient painting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Super interesting place! Definitely a must see for everyone on the city, from locals to tourists! Beautiful place, using an old monastery building that is already worth seeing by itself. The museum is good, not the best, but helps you to understand the history of the city, and answers to many "who's" and "why's"! For that it is already very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

A small museum but a perfect spot to get out of the sun. The museum is free on Sunday's and only costs 1 euro every other day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a very nice museum. The cloisters are really very beautiful. We were drawn to this museum because of the Roman mosaic floor and it was beautiful. One only needs about an hour to view this museum. It is situated in the old town of Faro.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The museum is in an old convent the displays are mainly temporary exhibitions but the Roman mossaic is not to be missed. There is an admission charge with a 50%reduction for seniors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

It was only 1 euro each to get in to the museum as me and my boyfriend are students which was very cheap. The museum was really interesting and in a beautiful old building. There were several exhibits ranging from some modern artwork to historical artefacts and exhibits about Faro's history. A must visit in Faro.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

A former nunnery with interesting displays- paintings,ancient pottery and roman artifacts beautiful building, It is 2euro to go inside but well worth the visit and if you are a student it is half price

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Almonte, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Throughout this former nunnery are interesting displays - paintings, ancient pottery and roman artifacts. Next door, there is an excellent restaurant.

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