Tavira Municipal Museum

Municipal Museum of Archaeology – Tavira

The 16th century Palácio da Galeria is the home for Tavira’s Municipal Museum. It is the city’s focal point for cultural events and programs. The museum has revolving art exhibitions, but it also maintains a permanent collection of regional artifacts, including pieces from Phoenician origin...
Albufeira - Museu Municipal de Arqueologia

Municipal Museum of Archaeology – Albufeira

Located in the heart of the old city, the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Albufeira exhibits a collection of artifacts found in the area. The collection, assembled by Father Jose Manuel de Azevedo is divided into four sections: Prehistory, Roman Period, Islamic Period, and Modern Age.
Castelo Castro Marim

Castro Marim Castle

Built in the thirteenth century by King Afonso III, Castro Marim Castle sits on a high hilltop overlooking the mouth of the Guardiana river. It is considered by scholars as one of the most significant monuments of medieval Portuguese in the region. The castle shaped is an irregular quadrangle...
Milreu roman ruins faro algarve portugal

Roman Ruins at Milreu – Estoi

The Roman Ruins of Milreu sit just outside Faro near the village of Estoi. The site was uncovered in 1877 by archaeologist Estacio da Veiga. Evidence indicates the site was originally a farm house built in the first century. In the third century, the structure was turned into luxurious villa, featuring baths and...
Fortaleza Sagres

Fortaleza de Sagres

The Fortaleza Sagres (also known as Sagres Castle or Fort Sagres) sits atop the Ponta de Sagres, in the southwestern-most point of Portugal. The fortress was built in the 15th century by Prince Henry (right before the Portuguese Discoveries).
Castelo Silves Algarve

Silves Castle

Silves Castle is the largest, most important and best preserved of the Algarve. It was built in the 11th century of red sandstone and mud. The Moors seized control not long after and built much of the core foundation of the complex. There are eleven square towers...

Maritime Museum – Faro

The Maritime Museum was created in 1910 and has a vast collection dedicated to the sea. Artifacts focus on maritime and fishing activity in the Algarve. Three rooms--Baldaque da Silva, Lyster Franco, Manuel Bívar—display model ships, fishing equipment and gear, tool, and navigational equipment.