Museu Municipal

Museu Municipal information

Location
Faro , Portugal
Telephone
+351 289 897 400
Prices
adult/student €2/1
Opening hours
10am-7pm Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm Sat & Sun summer, 10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 10.30am-5pm Sat & Sun winter
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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) .