Museums & Monuments
Faro Jewish Heritage Centre
Jewish Sephardi heritage site exhibiting relics from the two defunct Faro synagogues of the 19th and 20th century and a copy of Gacons 1487 Pentateuch in Hebrew. Judaica, books, videos and souvenirs. Next to the hospital on Rue Leao Penedo, Faro.
Forte Ponta da Bandeira - Lagos Fort
One of the finest 17thC Forts built along the coast to protect against raiders. Situated at the end of the canal across a moat, has a museum to Portuguese discoveries. Open Tues-Sun 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-17:30 except bank hols. Standard ticket 3€
Pólo Museológico dos Frutos Secos
Satellite museum of Museu Municipal de Loule. Focuses on the methods of harvesting dried fruits including figs, carob and almond fruit. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00-17:30, and Saturdays and holidays from 10:00-14:00. At Rua Gil Vicente 14, Loule.
Cultural Centre of Lagos
Cultural Centre in Lagos at Rua Lançarote Freitas, No 7. Art exhibitions, music concerts, dance spectaculars, Wednesday Films and much more. Visit their website for details. Exhibitions open mon-sat 11:00-19:00. Evening events start 21:30.
Traditional Kitchen Museum - Loule
Polo Museologico da Cozinha Tradicional. Large collection showing rural life, rustic traditions: making bread, traditional pots, dishes... Open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-16:30 at Rua Dom Paio Peres Correia in Loule. Guided tours 289 400 957
Museu Municipal de Faro
Museum of local history and archeology with both permanent and temporary exhibitions. 100 seat auditorium, conservation and restoration laboratory and document centre on site. Seasonal opening times apply. Located at Largo d. Afonso III 14, 8000-167 Faro
Centro Ciencia Viva de Lagos
A place for discovery with indoor and outdoor auditoriums and space for learning and fun. Exhibitions, group workshops and talks, space for "Birthdays with Science". See site for admission prices. Tue through Sun 10:00 until 18:00.
Museu do Traje de São Brás de Alportel
Costume museum with dolls, carriages and Algarve rural handicraft on display. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00, and Saturday and Sunday 14:00-17:00. Guided tours available. At Rua Doutor Jose Dias Sancho 61, Sao Bras de Alportel.