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Museu Municipal de Arqueologia

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Address: Rua Henrique Calado, Albufeira 8200-136, Portugal
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+351 289 570 712
09:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:30

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A small but well presented museum charting the history of Albufeira and the surrounding part of the Algarve. It contains some great exhibits with explanations on cards in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philip H
Malton, United Kingdom
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Malton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small but well presented museum charting the history of Albufeira and the surrounding part of the Algarve. It contains some great exhibits with explanations on cards in excellent english. The museum also displays fascinating photographs of Albufeira before it became a tourist resort. It certainly warrants a visit and at €1 entry it is unbelievable bargain.

1 Thank Philip H
Algarve, Portugal
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Albufeira is not just sun, beaches and night life. Culture and History are very well represented in this museum. Cant be missed this summer.

Thank Jonas F
Swindon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

So what do you do when you discover an un-documented well of unknown date, filled with 16th Century rubble? You build a museum over it. This small but fascinating museum charts the town’s history over 8,000 years, up to the 16th Century. It’s well laid out, and they aren’t precious about getting up close to the well over which the... More 

Thank Jo M
Dungarvan, Ireland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We paid a visit last week and found this to be an excellently laid out museum. The displays were well presented and they had card available in english and other languages

Thank DanMcG_media
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We dropped in on a rainy afternoon when on a trip into Albufeira. What a good decision. Although small the museum is packed full of interest. A great and educational place to visit whether sunny or not. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

Thank Linda S
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Little museum but only 1 euro for entry . Worth a visit if you like museums. We spent about 1 hour looking around .

Thank Julie H
Ryde, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

this is worth a visit not much to see but then again you dont have to pay to go into the museum either, slightly outside of the centre of town

Thank supersu50
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were passing this and as we had never been in we thought we would. It has a few relics from the past and nice carved stones from centuries ago. The items were laid out well and cards for each language to you could read about each piece. Doesnt take long so next time your passing, stop and have a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

We love museums and had been meaning to visit this one on our previous 2 visits to Albufeira. This year the weather was not so good so we finally got round to visiting. 1 Euro entry for adults and children/students are free. A few more exhibits would be good as even if you look at everything and read all the... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We had a lovely afternoon in this museum. Very interesting to see the beginnings of the region. The girl at the reception was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Clair N

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