Museu do Marítimo Almirante Ramalho Ortigão or the Maritime Museum, situated on Faro’s harborfront is the ideal place for visitors to go to learn about the area’s maritime past. The Algarve’s has a rich maritime heritage, and this museum offers a variety of interesting information for visitors of all ages. Visitors to Faro’s maritime museum will come across a variety of model boats ranging from modern warships to fishing trawlers, as well as a fascinating collection of tools used for boat-building, navigational instruments, maritime memorabilia, seashells, fishing nets, art and much more. Those visiting the museum also get the chance to learn about local fishing techniques and methods.
Monday to Friday – 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:30 to 16:30 Closed Weekends
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The model boats
Muslims visiting the Maritime Museum will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction. The city of Faro is however home to one known mosque; the Mesquita de Faro which is located in Bom João. Muslim tourists can therefore ask staff at the Maritime Museum to direct them to this mosque when needed.
While visitors to the museum will not be able to find a café at the museum, they will however be able to find several cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area. Muslim tourists will also be able to locate a few Halal restaurants in the city; namely Garrett Snack Bar and Horus Snack Bar.