Museu Municipal de Faro
Museu Municipal de Faro
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Temporarily closed. 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This small museum is set in the beautiful surroundings of a 16th century convent and is a large part of the appeal. On two floors with rooms off the central courtyard you will find a collection of items from the local area dating back to Roman times.

A couple of the rooms look to have temporary displays which change from time to time, when we were there they were art orientated.

You could probably get round here in an hour but allow a little bit more to be on the safe side as its well worth a visit.
Written July 3, 2023
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Laura N
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Enjoyable and informative museum, ranging from Roman finds to exhibitions of well-known Portuguese artists. A pleasant place to while away an hour or two. If it is sunny, it is also peaceful to sit along the old cloister area and watch the storks nesting on the rooftop. The building itself is architecturally beautiful (a former convent). Several days a week there is also the option of buying a ticket to a lovely performance of Fado singing.
Written April 5, 2023
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,780 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Museum set in a 16century convent. Historic and atmospheric. Well preserved floor mosaic found near the train station. Roman remains but what stood out for was the temporary exhibition of Portuguese artist, Isolino Vaz.
Written February 12, 2023
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John H
Westmount, Canada496 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A simple museum in small (un-fancy) cloisters. It is clean and easy to get around. Descriptions in English. Not a lot to see, but fine for a rainy day. At 2 Euros per person, it is a safe bet. Not quite a "must see", but interesting for those curious about the roman influence 2,000 years ago.
Written April 22, 2022
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Annette R
67 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had a very negative experience right off the bay with the woman selling tickets. Didn’t want to break a 20, didn’t smile or act pleasant in anyway. You’d think she was being paid to keep guests out. The museum itself was small but interesting. Don’t plan more than 39 minutes there.
Written February 11, 2024
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Kris_Coe_2004
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Called Convento Nossa Senhora da Assunção too.Its construction started in 1519. The church has late medieval remains and the cloister is one of the first examples of Portuguese proto-Renaissance typologiy. Whith the advent of Liberalism it was used as a cork factory. After being bought by Faro Town Hall it now houses the Municipal Museum. This Museum was the first in the Algarve and was inaugured in 1894 to celebrate the birth of Henry the Navigator. The museum boast archaeological finds and excellent collection of paintings from 16th to the 17th centuries, mostly religious pieces that once belonged to different Algarve temples.
Written November 24, 2004
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Dazhobson
Worthing, UK221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
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.
Written July 31, 2013
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annelainea
London, UK304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This is set in a lovely old convent with a glorious peaceful cloister garden.
The art works are all either local artists or workshop pieces- but very well curated.
There is good information in English.
The highlights are a couple of very fine Roman sculptures and one of the best Roman mosaics I have seen.
It was only €2 but we also paid €6 for a delightful Fado concert and glass of wine
Written September 26, 2019
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Kate Denison B
County Sligo, Ireland13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Beautiful building, former convent in old Jewish quarter. Nice exhibitions, especially of the Roman pieces. Large mosaic floor a highlight
Written June 23, 2017
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Hello. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit.
Written November 20, 2017
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Elwing
Antwerp, Belgium238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was unfortunate I had so little time, because it deserved a much better look; there is a Roman mosaic here, which speaks of a culture of immense sophistication. There is a small but interesting collection of items from the Moorish period. There is a collection of paintings from the Italian school and the Portuguese school, showing difference in style. But in the end, it was the building itself that impressed me most.
Written May 27, 2010
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