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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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small and busy market

Visited during the saturday before Easter. Small and very busy indoor market. not touristy at all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rmygd
interesting museu

it was a rainy day and this was a great way to make the most of the city, we found the museu very... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
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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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"roman mosaic"
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"nice museum"
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"religious paintings"
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"on display"
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"worth a visit"
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"former convent"
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"wonderful building"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"regional museum"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during the saturday before Easter. Small and very busy indoor market. not touristy at all. Plenty of small cafes with delicious local food and produce. Big supermarket underground for shopping. Worth a visit if staying longer in Faro.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

it was a rainy day and this was a great way to make the most of the city, we found the museu very interesting especially the building in which it was located

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This museum has something for everyone; If the history of Faro's Roman connections via the archaeological stonework isn't your thing, look instead at the intricacy of the mosaic floor and wonder how on earth they managed to extricate it from the site where it was...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

As a "young person" I was able to visit the museum for one euro. I think this represents extraordinary value for two reasons - the huge roman floor mosaic on display and also the relatively extensive portrait gallery. Last year I visited a major art...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

... In an old cloistered convent. Entry was 2 euros - excellent value. The exhibits were very interesting, especially the Roman artefacts, coins, lamps, columns, etc which were all nicely displayed with information boards in Portuguese and English. The Roman mosaic, found near the railway...More

Thank Lin D
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Like everywhere in Faro I have experienced, everyone working here is so nice and caring. We have gone twice to experience this Museum and each time I come out learning more. Even my 5 year old (at the time ) enjoyed it! We also traveled...More

Thank Kriegergirl13
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

The general background history of the town is explained, within a range of Roman to present day. Much emphasis is on the Roman archeology as well as mosaic that was taken from Milreu. Srt lover? Be aware that some of the catalogue of Italian religious...More

Thank Midlands_T
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

We have been to many museums but this was poor by any standard.The building itself was the best feature.Only two euro to enter but spend it on a coffee or a beer.

Thank IJDW
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Goncalo_G_Correia, other at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Hi. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will continue to work to improve the Municipal Museum of Faro.

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We were wowed by the artefacts on display. This museum gives one a comprehensive view of the history of the town including through Roman and Moorish times. The building is built round a lovely garden/ courtyard. A quiet and calm place to while away a...More

Thank Margaret K
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

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

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Goncalo_G_Correia, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Museu Municipal de Faro, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Hello. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. So glad you had a great visit.

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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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