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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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Very Pretty with a mix of old and new

Very small donation to enter. It had a mixture of Roman artefacts, ancient art as well as a few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LouiseLB
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Very beautiful

A good insight into the history of Faro, exhibits varied and with lots of notices in English... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CardiffWelshWonder
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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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Praca Dom Afonso III, 14, Faro 8000-167, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank LouiseLB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best part of the museum is the walk along the outer walls overlooking part of Loule. There is not a tremendous amount to see inside. Free to Seniors 65+,,, be sure to ask for discount if eligible.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited this museum on our recent trip to Faro Housed in an ancient monastery it was interesting to see a fine display of ancient pottery along with fine paintings and roman mosaics. A good record of the local culture. Would recommend a visit if...More

Thank RJ682015
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very nice architecture, this museum was an ancient monastery, well renoved, nice mosaics; there are often exhibitions of paintings, ceramics; Many arcades, like an arabian style, nice to see the history of civilisation Maure.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Small museum with artwork and ancient pottery. My favourite parts were the Roman mosaic and the building itself which used to be a convent. It's beautiful.

Thank SpiceGirl1987
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is well worth a visit just to see the four rooms of amazing paintings dating back centuries that had never been shown to public viewing until recently. It's amazing to see such a huge collection of paintings but the archaelogical display is rather small...More

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn more about the town and people of Faro then look no further, this has a nice amount of history for the buffs without being boring. There is also some contemporary art on show to parade local talent. The building itself...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Faro is a great town to wander through and Museu Municipal de Faro is a very special part of the town. Lots of culture and history. It is a place I am sure Portugal can pride itself with. We had a very memorable day here.

Thank IRL-64
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Building maintained, but original charm gone. Paintings and archeological remnants are not impressive if you have ever visited a larger museum. Wish they restored the place to reflect its history.

Thank 104KB2
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Ag00d
When are you open over the Christmas period 2016? Would love to visit.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Goncalo_G_Correia | Property representative |
Hello. We just closed on 25 December.
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Silva_dk
What is the price to visit this place - And how long should a visit last? Thanks in advance
16 September 2015|
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Response from Goncalo_G_Correia | Property representative |
Hi Silva_dk. Admission to the Faro Municipal Museum is 2€. The visit to the museum lasts about 45 minutes.
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