Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Next to the cathedral is the stately 16th-century Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, now housing the Museu Municipal.
Trem Municipal Gallery of Art
This attractively converted building houses temporary exhibitions by known local and international artists – painters, photographers,...
Taverna da Sé
This small in-crowd taverna in the old town comes alive at night. There are some outdoor tables in its very quaint square.
Museu Municipal information
Faro’s domed and splendid 16th-century Renaissance Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção , in what was once the Jewish quarter, houses the Museu Municipal, formerly called the Museu Arqueológico. Highlights include the 3rd-century Mosaic of the Ocean, found in 1976 on a building site; 9th- to 13th-century domestic Islamic artefacts; and works by a notable Faro painter, Carlos Filipe Porfírio, depicting local legends. Ask for the informative pamphlets in English about some of the exhibits, including the interesting Paths of the Roman Algarve, an atmospheric display of large rocks and plinths, and Walks Around the Historic Centre (The Inward Village) .