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Cultural Centers in Faro
Estrada da Penha
This museum preserves a part of the jewish legacy, such as valuable books, documents and artefacts. There are some articles for sale, namely books, videos and souvenirs.
Praça da Liberdade, 2 - Rua do Pé da Cruz, 4
A museum in the building of the Assembleia Distrital (District Assembly), with a vast and valuable collection of crafts, paintings and objects of the Algarve's etnography.
Rua Comunidade Lusíada
This maritime museum was founded in 1910 and has many assets dedicated to the sea. Amongst others, fishing utensils and models of naval building are exhibited.
Rua de Portugal, 58
The Lethes Theatre has the name of a mythical river whose waters had the power to erase every problem and sadness of this life from one's memory. A perfect name for a show room where the actors act and pretend in order to entertain the spectators.
Praça Dom Afonso III, 14
A museum located in the old Convent of Our Lady of Assunção. Its main collection is composed of archaeological objects, from pre-history to the Middle Ages, with a special note to the roman era, namely through objects that were found at the Milreu ruins. Its religious art collection also stands out, with 17th and 18th centuries religious paintings, some tiles and various decorative objects in the Room Ferreira de Almeida. The chapel that once belonged to the convent is currently used as an auditorium.
Rua Comandante Francisco Manuel - Doca de Faro
In this centre, dedicated to science and technology, the visitor is invited to discover science through observation and experimentation. The main theme is the sun and its influence on planet earth and all living creatures.
Rua Carlos Porfírio
This library has vast documental assets of nearly 40000 books and 3000 audiovisual documents (cd, cd-rom, video and dvd). One can also consult newspapers, magazines, legislation and freely surf the internet.
Rua do Castelo, 1
A gallery with temporary exhibitions by local and national artists, in the areas of painting, sculpture and others.
The plan of the ruins reveals the charcateristic shape of a roman villa, with a indoors atrium surrounded by a gallery of columns. In the southern part of the ruins, one can see the "nympheum", a sanctuary built in the 4th century, devoted to the water divinities and later transformed into a paleo-christian temple.