Museum

Archaeological and Lapidary Museum Prince Henry the Navigator

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João
September 11, 2016
Free entrance on sundays until 3:30pm
Filipe
October 22, 2016
Faro city museum. The history of Faro and some art exhibitions from local artists. Small museum, not too boring... :) Open daily from 11.30h-18.00h. Closed on Monday.
André & Ana Bela
July 19, 2022
This museum has been housed in the former Convento da Assunção since 1973 and was founded in 1994 to commemorate the 5th centenary of the birth of Infante D. Henrique. In the beginning, the museum occupied three rooms on the ground floor of the Paços do Concelho building and had 218 pieces. One of the richest sections of the museum is the Almirante Ramalho Ortigão Tiles Collection, with rare and unique examples in our country. The contents of this museum are quite valuable and include sections on Epigraphy, Archaeology, Paleontology, Ethnography, Archaeological Ceramics, Tiles, Mosaics, Glassware, Weapons, Art Gallery, Engravings, Heraldry, Numismatics, Medals, Metrology, Sphinx and local curiosities. At the bottom of the cloister are the stones of Ossónoba and old Faro, found during excavations. In the upper part of the same are arranged stones of weapons. As a whole, the archaeological and lapidary centers that cover, especially, the Roman and Medieval times stand out.
This museum has been housed in the former Convento da Assunção since 1973 and was founded in 1994 to commemorate the 5th centenary of the birth of Infante D. Henrique. In the beginning, the museum occupied three rooms on the ground floor of the Paços do Concelho building and had 218 pieces. One of t…
Claudia
January 8, 2022
Faro Municipal Museum was the second museum to be created in the Algarve. In 1894, on the 500th anniversary of the birth of Infante Dom Henrique (Henry the Navigator), Faro inaugurated the Museum Archeologico Lapidar Infante D. Henrique dedicated to the heroe of Sagres. In 1912 the museum’s collection was transferred to the Church of the Old Convent of “Santo António dos Capuchos” and there it remained until 1969, when the move to the museum’s current site began.The museum’s archaeological collection is the most significant, with artefacts from pre-historical, roman and medieval periods. The most important objects are those from the roman period which include a mosaic from the 2nd/3rd centuries, the busts of Emperor Hadrian and Agrippina and a collection of epigraphs of Ossonoba.The high quality painting collection from the 16th to 19th century is mainly composed of religious works of art, originating from ancient temples in the Algarve. Also the 20th cent. painting by Carlos Porfírio about legends of the Algarve is very important. The Museum has been a member of the Portuguese Museum Network since 2002. It was awarded with the prize for the best Portuguese Museum in the triennial 2003/05 by the Portuguese Association of Museology.
Faro Municipal Museum was the second museum to be created in the Algarve. In 1894, on the 500th anniversary of the birth of Infante Dom Henrique (Henry the Navigator), Faro inaugurated the Museum Archeologico Lapidar Infante D. Henrique dedicated to the heroe of Sagres. In 1912 the museum’s collect…
Bruno And Shiren
May 9, 2012
This is the archeology Museum. We love this part of town.

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Location
14 Largo Dom Afonso III
Faro, Faro