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Interesting museum, well worth a visit

Small museum telling the history of Tavira under the Moors. Mostly artefacts but with reasonably... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Arnside, United Kingdom
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Islamic Archaeological Museum

Interesting to spend an hour browsing relics in this museum. The Tavira Vase and its history was... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

I'm sure the museum isn't terrible but I tried to gain access 3 times in my 2 week visit, each time it was shut. Tourist Office next door had no information on opening.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

In the rain we came inside and were charmed by the 8 min video of Tavira's Islamic past. Very interesting.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Susan F
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Small museum telling the history of Tavira under the Moors. Mostly artefacts but with reasonably good info (we were given an English translation in a laminated book at reception). Not too pricy, and nice way to spend an hour or so. The temporary exhibition on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting to spend an hour browsing relics in this museum. The Tavira Vase and its history was particularly engaging. Entry only 2 euro (1 euro if over 65). An English translation pamphlet is available and a 10 minute video with English subtitles gave a good...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A small but quite interesting museum. Staff were pleasant and informative .A nice way to pass an hour .

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank gaynorkehoe
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Located next to the Tourism Office this small, attractive building houses some pretty impressive Islamic pieces of art. You get a feel of the moors influence in the town of Tavira. There is a short video you can listen to and get a flavour of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Small place but nevertheless interesting. There was an archaeologist there when we went and she was incredibly informative. The short video at the start was very good, too, and followed up by a visit to the church behind- amazing! You can buy a combined ticket,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mwekera
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We loved the collection of objects on display. The story that this museum tells and the wonderful artefacts are fascinating. Some of the ceramics are both simple and sophisticated. Well worth a visit. We bought a combined ticket to the Municipal Museum and enjoyed both...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Museum contains some great artefacts and exhibition space. Good information, but as English tourist it was from a book rather than a display - as understandably the displays were in Portuguese. Space was a bit small to truly appreciate how good it was.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank THE-MAN1998
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is just amazing. The intricate design of the objects found is just mind blowing. If you don't come here during your visit then you are mad

Date of experience: April 2017
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