Museu Municipal

Museu Municipal information

Location
Faro , Portugal
Address
Praça Dom Afonso III 14
Telephone
+351 289 897 400
Prices
adult/student €2/1
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 10.30am-5pm Sat & Sun Jun-Sep, 10am-7pm Tue-Fri, 11.30am-6pm Sat & Sun Oct-May
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Faro’s domed 16th-century Renaissance Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção , in what was once the Jewish quarter, houses the Museu Municipal. Highlights include the 3rd-century Mosaic of the Ocean, found in 1976; 9th- to 13th-century domestic Islamic artefacts; and works by a notable Faro painter, Carlos Filipe Porfírio, depicting local legends. Informative pamphlets in English detail key exhibits, including the interesting Paths of the Roman Algarve , an atmospheric display of monumental stones. The museum hosts regular fado (traditional song) performances.