June 2, 2016

Museu de Cidade Olhão

Back from the waterfront, the fish and vegetable market and the Caique Bom Sucesso in Olhão is the small but interesting Museu de Cidade.

Museu de Cidade Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.


The museum is situated across the cobbled square from the 17th century Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário (Church of Our Lady of the Rosary).

Museu de Cidade Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.


On display in the two story building are various exhibits relating to the history and culture of Olhão as a fishing port in the Algarve since Roman times. These include model boats, beautiful embroidery, clothes worn by the local fisher folk, Roman archaeological remains, black and white photographs of Olhão's distinctive Moorish-style architecture and exhibits on the salt industry, which has remained of great importance in the town' economy over the centuries from the Romans on.

Museu de Cidade Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.


As well as the small permanent collection of exhibits, the Museu de Cidade also stages temporary exhibitions.

Museu de Cidade
Praça da Restauração
Marítimo de Olhão 8700
Tel: 0289 700 103
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-12.30pm; 2pm-6pm; Saturday 10am-5.30pm

Museu de Cidade Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.

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