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Museu Marítimo Almirante Ramalho Ortigão
Faro has a seafaring tradition going back to the times of the Phoenicians and in the small but interesting Maritime Museum you can learn about all things nautical connected with the area. It only costs around €1 to enter and is free for children under 6, and you can easily spend some time admiring the vast collection of exhibits on display in the museum’s three rooms.
The collection includes scale models of fishing boats and some of the seafaring vessels connected to Portugal’s Age of Discovery, as well as fishing equipment and some interesting finds that have been washed up over the years.
The museum is found at the north end of Faro Marina, close to the bus station in a building which was once the harbour master’s house.