Vila do Bispo Interpretation Centre

Visit the Vila do Bispo Interpretation Centre and get to know more about this interesting area.

Vila do Bispo Interpretation Centre
Vila do Bispo Interpretation Centre
© Câmara Municipal de Vila do Bispo

This Centre, opened on May 3rd, 2009, occupies a part of the old city market, built in the early 20th century.

The centre is composed of a reception area, technical installations, temporal exhibition room, and a room with historical-archeological contents related to the past of Vila do Bispo. This room also contains an auditorium, as well as information panels that allow the visitor to travel to the maritime areas of northern Africa and Japan, where Portuguese sailors first arrived in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Centro de Interpretação de Vila do Bispo, Algarve
Centro de Interpretação de Vila do Bispo, Algarve 
© Câmara Municipal de Vila do Bispo

In this space, the visitor will find a great amount of information about the history, local heritage, and tourist attractions of the area.

Interesting Facts:

Besides being the city market, this building was used a place to sell barnacles (renowned local seafood) and slaughterhouse.

More information:

Location:

Vila do Bispo, Algarve.

Opening Hours:

From Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 to 15:30. Closed during weekends (except for special events), bank holidays and local holidays (January 22nd).

Telephone:  

(+351) 282 630 300 / 282 630 600

Email :

patrimonio.historico@cm-viladobispo.pt

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