Museums of the Algarve


Albufeira: Archaeological Museum

Albufeira: Archaeological Museum

The way the various exhibits are presented is very impressive. During the winter season opening hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the summer (June to September) 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Lagos: Museum

Lagos: Museum

The museum next to St. António church boasts an important collection of religious art work with paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. You can also visit some decorated menhirs dating from 4.000 to 3.000 B.C. as well as some Roman remains.


Moncarapacho: Museum

Moncarapacho: Museum

Paroquial museum at the Ermida de Santo Cristo


Silves: Archaeological museum

Silves: Archaeological museum

The impressive building of the Archaeological Museum of Silves is situated below the Moorish castle. It shows regional findings of the various periods from the Palaeolithic Age until modern times. One of the highlights One of the highlights is the collection of ceramics that is said to be among the best in Portugal. The museum was inaugurated in 1990 on the grounds of a cistern dating back to the period of the Almuhadens in the 12th and 13th century, forming the corner piece of the museum.


Tavira: Museum of the tuna fishing

Tavira: Museum of the tuna fishing

The grafic depicts the annual amount of tuna caught in Tavira


Tavira: Museum of tuna fishing

Tavira: Museum of tuna fishing

The small museum is situated in the former bakery of the camp


Querença Museum

Querença Museum


Loulé: Museum Cozinha Tradicional

Loulé: Museum Cozinha Tradicional


São Brás: Museum of costumes

São Brás: Museum of costumes


São Brás: Museum of costumes

São Brás: Museum of costumes

Clockwork of the former church clock


São Brás: Museum of costumes

São Brás: Museum of costumes


Faro: Museum Marina Campina

Faro: Museum Marina Campina

The small museum in the Conservatoire of the Algarve is dedicated to the memory of the famous pianist Maria Campina, bame giver of the conservatoire


Museum near the Ermitage Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Museum near the Ermitage Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Museum near the chapel with exhibits from the time of Henry the Navigator. The banner in front of the museum says: "After the passage of (Cape) Bojador, the world has no longer been the same" , reflecting the first surrounding of this point of the African western coast by Gil Eanes in 1434, that started the Age of the Portugese Discoveries.

 

© Monumento Nacional


Exhibits of the museum: spices from Asia

Exhibits of the museum: spices from Asia

To discover new routes to import these spices and other goods from Far East was the economic reason for the discoveries of the time of Henry the Navigator

 

© Monumento Nacional

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