The centrepiece of the Cidade Velha, the sé was completed in 1251 but heavily damaged in the 1755 earthquake. What you see now is a...
This attractively converted building houses temporary exhibitions by known local and international artists – painters, photographers,...
Arco de Repouso
You can leave the Cidade Velha through the medieval Arco de Repouso (Gate of Rest) – apparently Afonso III, after taking Faro from the...
O Castelo is all things to all people: bar, restaurant, club and performance space. Start your day here with a coffee, grab a light meal...
With street-side tables in old Faro and a handsome dining area decorated with bright furniture and lovely tiled panels, this conversion...
Praça Dom Afonso III 14 · interesting places nearby
Museu Municipal information
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.