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Museu Municipal de Faro
Ranked #11 of 77 things to do in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Quite a mixed bag of things but there is a beautiful roman mosaic which is worth the price of admission, and some other interesting things. We liked the paintings based on old Portuguese folk tales - there's a booklet in English explaining the stories. The building is lovely too, not high architecture but a lovely old monastic building.

Thank David C
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

If you like a bit of history, go check it out. Beautiful architecture.

Thank Oldgirlportugal
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Was not expecting too much but was surprisingly good. The entry fee was only 2 euros. The paintings section was quite impressive especially the fables.

Thank MUK04
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I was very impressed with the quality and variety of the exhibits in the Faro City Museum, from ancient Roman artifacts, including a large mosaic, through Moorish sculpture up through recent art (the courtyard was populated with painted elephant sculptures for my visit), it was all fascinating and entertaining.

Thank SergioDuarte
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

I was very impressed with the quality and variety of the exhibits in the Faro City Museum, from ancient Roman artifacts, including a large mosaic, through Moorish sculpture up through recent art (the courtyard was populated with painted elephant sculptures for my visit), it was all fascinating and entertaining. The closest comparison would be the one in Evora.

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