The Tavira Municipal Museum, housed in the 16th century Palácio da Galeria is the ideal place for tourists to learn about the rich and varied heritage, culture and history of the region. Visitors will come across a number of different exhibits divided into different units; Archaeological Centre of the Almohad Quarter, Palácio da Galeria , Islamic Museum Centre , Museum Centre of Cachopo , Santa Ana Chapel , Chapel of St. Sebastian, and Centre Interpretation of the Tavira Water Supply. While all of the collections are impressive, the Islamic Centre is a must-visit for all Muslim tourists. Tavira's Islamic heritage can be seen in the numerous archeological remains on display, such as oil lamps, sacred art, pots and plats, tiles, and so on. The most notable of all exhibits is however the Cup of Tavira, or the Tavira Vase, which is said to date back to the late 11th century.
Palácio da Galeria: € 2 Islamic Museum Centre: € 2 Combined tickets are also available
Operating hours tend to vary. Check the website for more information.
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Islamic artifacts
The Tavira Municipal Museum does not offer prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. Muslim tourists will also not be able to find a mosque or Islamic Centers in the city of Tavira. They will therefore have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times, if unable to locate a secluded place to offer their prayers.
Visitors to the Tavira Municipal Museum will be unable to locate a food outlet. They will however be able to find numerous restaurants and cafés in the city of Tavira. While Muslim tourists will not be able to find Halal certified food at any of these outlets, they will definitely be able to find suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes.