We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museu Municipal de Faro

Praca Dom Afonso III 14, Faro 8000-167, Portugal
+351 289 870 827
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Excellent museum

A small, picturesque museum - some very nice pieces and lots of local history - courtyard is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
grayser2017
,
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unexpected Gem

It is an unassuming building and free to enter. We were greatly surprised of the quality of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul J
via mobile
Read all 211 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“roman mosaic” (15 reviews)
“nice museum” (6 reviews)
“modern art” (6 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Praca Dom Afonso III 14, Faro 8000-167, Portugal
CONTACT
Website
+351 289 870 827
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Faro
from US$40.70
More Info
from US$29.10
More Info
from US$11.60
More Info
from US$29.10
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (211)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"roman mosaic"
in 15 reviews
"nice museum"
in 6 reviews
"modern art"
in 6 reviews
"religious paintings"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 6 reviews
"former convent"
in 4 reviews
"portuguese guitar"
in 8 reviews
"sixteenth century"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful building"
in 3 reviews
"regional museum"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"roman times"
in 2 reviews
"portuguese history"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"exhibits"
in 35 reviews
"exhibition"
in 21 reviews
"cloisters"
in 19 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small, picturesque museum - some very nice pieces and lots of local history - courtyard is beautiful. Free to enter on a Sunday and well off beaten track (which I liked) - friendly staff too - many thanks

Thank grayser2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is an unassuming building and free to enter. We were greatly surprised of the quality of the displayed and the architecture of this historic building. There are displays of roman artefacts as well as modern art intermingled with Portuguese history. It took us about...More

1  Thank Paul J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Free on Sundays after 3pm. Not really suitable for kids. Great location in an old convent. Mostly stone relics and religious old masters but some temporary exhibitions of modern art.

Thank Helene Christin... P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Worth it for the building alone, this small but very well presented museum offers an insight into Faro's eclectic history.

1  Thank Birthdaytreat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

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.

1  Thank rmygd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 13 March 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

Thank olliebar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 March 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

1  Thank bensontheboxer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 March 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

Thank AlecCanwell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 24 February 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 19 February 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 hotels in Faro
Faro Boutique Hotel
132 reviews
.36 km away
Residencial Same
2 reviews
.36 km away
Hotel Faro
1,196 reviews
.40 km away
Residencial A Doca
102 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Faz Gostos Faro
735 reviews
.05 km away
Aqui Del Rei
224 reviews
.10 km away
Tertulia Algarvia
843 reviews
.04 km away
Cidade Velha
311 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Town Faro
2,053 reviews
.09 km away
Faro Cathedral
679 reviews
.09 km away
Faro Walls
62 reviews
.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ag00d
25 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Goncalo_G_Correia | Property representative |
Hello. We just closed on 25 December.
1
Vote
Google Translation
Silva_dk
16 September 2015|
Answer
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.
2
Votes
Google Translation