Museu Municipal de Arqueologia

Museu Municipal de Arqueologia information

Silves , Portugal
Street Rua das Portas de Loulé
+351 282 444 838
adult/under 10yr €2/free, joint ticket with Castelo €3.60
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Lonely Planet review

Just below the cathedral is the impressive, well-laid-out Museu Municipal de Arqueologia. In the centre is a well-preserved 4m-wide, 18m-deep Moorish well surrounded by a spiral staircase, which was discovered during excavations. The find, together with other archaeological discoveries in the area, led to the establishment of the museum on this site; it shows prehistoric, Roman and Moorish antiquities. One wall is of glass, showing a section of the fort wall (also of Almohad origin) that is used to support the building.