Silves Archeology Museum celebrates 32nd anniversary with free admission

The collection can be visited chronologically from the Paleolithic to the XNUMXth century

The Municipal Museum of Archeology celebrates its 32nd Anniversary, this Saturday, September 3, Municipal Injured, offering free admission to all visitors.

Opened in 1990, the Municipal Museum of Archeology of Silves, designed and conceived by the architect and archaeologist Mário Varela Gomes, was built around the Almohad Cistern Well of the 80th-XNUMXth centuries – discovered after archaeological excavations carried out in the XNUMXs of the XNUMXth century and today classified as a National Monument – ​​which has become the centerpiece of the collection and of the exhibition's discourse.

Scenographically, it also integrates the city wall from the same period, thus functioning not only as a museum where the exhibited collections are very significant, but also as a jewel of the Islamic heritage in Portugal.

The Museum's collection, mostly from excavations carried out in the city and in the county, brings together a set of objects from the Paleolithic, the oldest, through the Neolithic, the Chalcolithic, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Roman Period. and not only for the quantity, but also for the quality and exception, the pieces of the Medieval Period, especially the Muslim Period - Umayyad, Califal, Taifa, Almoravid and Almohad, from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century, in their most of the Almohad period, from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth centuries –, which are proof of the wealth and importance of the city in that historical period.

The collection also brings together an important set of objects from the modern period – XNUMXth, XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries –, which demonstrate the influence of trade routes and the importance of exchanges and contacts between the city and other regions of the globe.

Divided into eight thematic centers, the collection can be visited chronologically from the Paleolithic to the XNUMXth century.

It has been a partner since 2005 of the organization Museum With at Frontiers, in the section Discover Islamic Art. It is also a member, since March 2008, of the Algarve Museums Network, together with other museums in the region, a project that aims at cooperation and partnership between museological institutions.

Address :
Rua da Porta de Loulé, 8

Open Hours:
Every day 10:00 – 18:00 (last entry: 17:30)
Closed on December 25th and January 1st