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“Nothing special”

Museu Municipal de Faro
Ranked #13 of 75 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 August 31, 2013

A few interesting exhibits like the roman mosaic but nothing special. Would not go out of my way to visit this place.

Thank RSNL
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"roman mosaic"
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"nice museum"
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"religious paintings"
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"former convent"
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"portuguese guitar"
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"on display"
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"sixteenth century"
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"modern art"
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"wonderful building"
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"worth a visit"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"regional museum"
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"roman times"
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"lots of history"
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"old town"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

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.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Worth going just for the Roman mosaic which is stunning. Also there are lovely cloisters and interesting relics dotted about the museum.

Thank EnglandJay53
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was a nice visit and the people were friendly, I liked that there was information written in various languages but is some instances there sould have been more information.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Apart from the many interesting artifacts in this museum we were lucky enough to see a couple of exhibitions which I am not sure are permanent. One of wonderful charcoal pictures by Carlos Augusto Lyster Franco and the other, a series of paintings telling the ghostly story of Cassima one of three Moorish sisters who haunts the streets of the Algarve - excellent!

Thank Willowtring
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