Museu Municipal de Faro (Faro Municipal Museum)

Explore the Nossa Senhora da Asunção Convent and visit the Faro City Museum while staying in Algarve, Portugal.

Museu Municipal de Faro, Algarve
Museu Municipal de Faro (Municipal Museum)
© Câmara Municipal de Faro

Within the old Jewish Ghetto, the Museu Municipal de Faro (Faro Municipal Museum), formerly known as Archaeological Museum, is installed in the Nossa Senhora da Asunção Convent, a splendid Renaissance domed building dating back to the 16th century.

Exposição  de arte do Museu Municipal de Faro, Algarve
Exposição de Arte
© Câmara Municipal de Faro

Among the many pieces in exhibition, it’s worth seeing the Mosaico del Océano (Mosaic of the Ocean) dated around the 3rd century, and only unearthed in 1976 in a worksite. The museum also exhibits a wide range of Arab home-instruments from the 9th to the 11th centuries; a series of artworks focused around Faro’s legends by painter Carlos Filipe Porfírio; the artworks by Ferreira d’Almeida; and the collection entitled “Caminos del Algarve Romano” (Roman Trails of Algarve).

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Largo Dom Afonso III, Faro, Algarve.

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Winter: Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 to 17:30. Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 to 17:30.
Summer: Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 18:00. Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00.

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