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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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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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Charming exhibitions

Worth a visit, in each room is an English translated book. Worth researching key Portuguese words as they don't directly translate and are much more powerful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 18, 2016
Daniel C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very inspiring museum. Exhibits are not well explained and there is not too much there - hardly worth going.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit, in each room is an English translated book. Worth researching key Portuguese words as they don't directly translate and are much more powerful.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I was amazed as to how sophisticated this museum is. The artifacts and displays were excellent. This place should be a must see for anyone travelling to Faro.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Regional museum always struggle – they end up being part history, part art and part temporary exhibition spaces. It’s a compromise brought on by budgets, space and available material – all the best stuff gets shipped out to national venues. And that’s what this place feels like… bitty. I loved the building, what was on show was fine – but... More 

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Barry
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

When we arrived the female on the "welcome" desk was very busy talking to her friend or colleague. We were looking around the various exhibits in the entrance hall when she suddenly shouted loudly at us "You have to pay!" No "please" or "thank-you" or "Hope you enjoy your visit". We realised we had to pay of course and it... More 

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Social Media Manager at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this review

Hi CarcolBarry. We would like to thank you for visiting the Faro Municipal Museum and regret to know that it did not correspond to your expectations. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will take all the necessary measures to prevent these situations from happen again. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience, and sincerely hope that you revisit our Museum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Entry costs €2 per person. Staff can speak basic English. The woman who was working on Reception was mild mannered and asked our nationality. Another woman who seemed more friendly followed us whilst we were viewing a few rooms.She was quite helpful as she pointed out which rooms to visit. A cheap attraction if you want to learn a bit... More 

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Social Media Manager at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this review

Hello Laurfm. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

A small but interesting museum. It takes about 30 mins to go around. In my opinion it is worth the 2 euros!. There are a couple of rooms of art, all religious. When I was there an interesting temporary photography exhibition was on.

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Social Media Manager at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this review

Hi John B. We apreciate your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit. More 

South Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were somewhat cynical about the potential of a museum in such a small town. We visited on the strength of other Tripadvisor reviews, and were pleased with what we got in exchange for 2 euro a head. The museum is big enough to pass an hour or so, and offered a welcome respite from a rainy October day. You... More 

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Social Media Manager at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this review

Hi. We apreciate your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Out of the three staff none speaks English. None say hello or goodbye. The lady at reception literally said two sentences "2 euro" and "where are you from" and left us there wpmdering what are we supposed to do, which way to go, whats the exhibition about etc. We took the hint and helped ourselves but things got very uncomfortable... More 

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Social Media Manager at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this review

Hi. We would like to thank you for visiting the Faro Municipal Museum and regret to know that it did not correspond to your expectations. We apologise for any inconvenience. Usually the feedback we receive from our visitors is that the team is very welcoming and provides the basic information about the museum, building and exhibitions, according to their language... More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Loved everything: The welcome at reception, the building, the exhibits, the art This is a modern museum where very carefully chosen objects and descriptions bring the past to life Discovering the life of a very interesting lady through her hats for example We were quite taken by the haunting paintings by Carlos Porfirio The lighting in the paintings gallery is... More 

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Social Media Manager at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit. More 

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