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Museu Municipal de Faro

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Address: Praca Dom Afonso III, 14, Faro 8000-167, Portugal
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+351 289 870 827
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10:30 am - 5:00 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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It's a museum; so don't go if you don't like them. If you do, it's a great and vey interesting place to visit, presenting the history and culture of Faro and its surroundings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Building maintained, but original charm gone. Paintings and archeological remnants are not impressive if you have ever visited a larger museum. Wish they restored the place to reflect its history.

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a museum; so don't go if you don't like them. If you do, it's a great and vey interesting place to visit, presenting the history and culture of Faro and its surroundings very well.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised at this hidden gem, half price discounts for teachers so only cost 1 euro each,at 2 was a bargain. A mix of contempory and historical artifacts and paintings ,thoroughly enjoyed an hour here .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovered the little local museum by chance but what a find. Entrance only €2, very friendly staff . Beautiful setting with cloistered Courtyard and a variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions plus a surprise musical performance in picture gallery. Traditional Fado concert sung by lovely young artist accompanied by Portuguese guitar. A real gem and a must to visit.

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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 euros , follow arrrows over 2 floors, every item has english description or guide in room to read, lots of religious paintings and modern art too as well as pots/statues and jewllery , main thing was explaining how town evolved with differnt times eg arabic, roman

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

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

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

Hi Susi L. 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. More 

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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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Hi Daniel C. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit. More 

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

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

Hi. AKC60. 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. More 

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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