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Municipal Museum of Portimão

The Municipal Museum of Portimão is a newly renovated facility split into three distinct sections exploring interesting aspects of the city’s past. The “Origin and Destiny of a Community” area takes advantage of the very structure housing the museum. Formerly a fish canning factory...
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São Lourenço Church – Almancil

The Church of São Lourenço (St. Lawrence) in Almancil is considered one of the greatest artistic treasures in the Algarve. Built in the first half of the 18th century, it is a single nave church with a chancel covered by a beautiful dome. Extraordinary examples of Portuguese azulejos...
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Tavira Castle

The Castle of Tavira sits high in the center of city. Although now just a shell, it sits in tribute to a greater monument built in the 11th century by the Moors. Today, visitors can roam the grounds. A manicured garden now replaces the old castle parade. It is possible to climb the walls...
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Bone Chapel – Faro

In the Bone chapel of faro, it is written of the door, “Stop here and think of the fate that will befall you – 1816”. Not that you have anything to worry about. The skulls, femurs, vertebrae and other human bones are of monks of the local Carmelite order. This strange décor is actually a ...
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Museu Nacional dos Coches – National Coach Museum in Lisbon

Take a trip through time and see transportation from centuries past. The National Coach Museum tells the story of how royalty and everyday people got around before there were cars, trains and planes. Portuguese Queen Amelia of Orleans-Braganza, wife of King Charles I...
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The Stone Museum (Museu da Pedra) in Cantanhede

Stones and stonework from the Stone Age and more! The Stone Museum (Museu da Pedra) in Cantanhede features artifacts collected at various prehistoric and Roman-era archaeological sites in the region. The exhibition includes decorative pieces made with “stone Ançã," religious statuary...