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Museu Municipal de Faro

Praca Dom Afonso III, 14, Faro 8000-167, Portugal
+351 289 870 827
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Well worth visiting

The setting of this museum sells it - in a former convent with a two storey cloister. It is all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonathan M
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
Fantastic archaeological site let down by rude & unhelpful staff

What an amazing Roman site, sadly neglected. The roads & motorway noise surrounding the site has... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Scrumpy123
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Praca Dom Afonso III, 14, Faro 8000-167, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting of this museum sells it - in a former convent with a two storey cloister. It is all very peaceful. There is an excellent series of exhibits from the ancient Roman town of Ossonoba, which lies beneath Faro. These include a superb mosaic...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an amazing Roman site, sadly neglected. The roads & motorway noise surrounding the site has destroyed it's original atmosphere in what would have been a very special & peaceful south facing setting up in the hills. The staff do not seem interested in the...More

1  Thank Scrumpy123
Reviewed 19 September 2017

What a find! We really enjoyed visiting this Museum. It is full of pieces of interest as well as being just a wonderful building with old terracotta floors and vaulted ceilings. The exhibits are well laid out with excellent explanations. Well worth the visit.

Thank PaulE130
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Entry to this museum was only 1E, and three of us spent a good hour wandering around. There were lots of different parts to the museum itself, including Islam in Portugal, Roman Times and a modern art section that was quite interesting. The exhibit of...More

Thank Maddie F
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It's a really small museum, we only went in because it was half price, due to work in the building. The only thing worth seeing was the mosaic of Neptune, otherwise not much too se. Spend your time somewhere else.

Thank Berith F
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is in a two storied cloister that has a stunning simplicity of design. There is a garden in the centre. And rooms off the cloister with exhibits. The Roman artifacts were interesting, the paintings dull. But the best bit is the setting.

Thank Johnwpf
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum to pass the time before our flight, and enjoyed looking around. Whilst there are some incredibly interesting insights into the history of the region and some amazing artefacts, there is equally quite a number of rather dull exhibits!

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Beautiful building, former convent in old Jewish quarter. Nice exhibitions, especially of the Roman pieces. Large mosaic floor a highlight

1  Thank katedenisonbell
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Very small donation to enter. It had a mixture of Roman artefacts, ancient art as well as a few modern art and hat exhibitions. Set in a lovely building

1  Thank LouiseLB
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A good insight into the history of Faro, exhibits varied and with lots of notices in English explaining what is the history of the exhibit. Various rooms to visit all interesting

Thank CardiffWelshWonder
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Hello. We just closed on 25 December.
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Silva_dk
16 September 2015|
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Hi Silva_dk. Admission to the Faro Municipal Museum is 2€. The visit to the museum lasts about 45 minutes.
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