The Museu Municipal de Faro, also known as the Museu Arqueologico de Faro is a great place for tourists to learn about Faro’s varied history and culture. Located in the 16th century convent of Nossa Senhora Assunção in the Old Town area, the popular Museu Municipal houses a large, fascinating collection of art and artifacts. The museum features a number of noteworthy displays from pre historic times and medieval periods, as well as Roman and Moorish. Visitors will come across beautiful Arab oil lamps, Moorish jars, sculptures and paintings, old coins, weapons, Chinese and Spanish furniture, busts of emperors, and the Ocean mosaic, a thirty-foot section of mosaic floor which is the highlight of the museum .
June 1st to September 30th Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 to 19.00 Saturday and Sunday: 11.30 to 18.00 October 1st to May Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 to 18.00 Saturday and Sunday: 10.30 to 17.30 The museum is closes on Mondays
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Mosaic of the Ocean
Muslims visiting the Museu Municipal de Faro will not be able to find prayer facilities within the attraction. They will however be able to make use of the facilities offered at the only known mosque in the city; the Mesquita de Faro which is located in Bom João. Muslim tourists can therefore ask staff at the museum to direct them to this mosque when needed.
The Museu Municipal de Faro is not known to house a café, but visitors will be able to locate a variety of good restaurants and cafés in the area surrounding the attraction. Muslims visiting the city of Faro will however find it quite hard to locate Halal restaurants, as there are only a few known outlets in the city, namely Garrett Snack Bar and Horus Snack Bar. Muslims visitors will also be able to get more information regarding the availability of Halal food while at the local mosque.