Museu Municipal Dr. José Formosinho (Museu Regional de Lagos)

Museu Municipal Dr. José Formosinho (Museu Regional de Lagos)
Place: Lagos
Photo: Turismo do Algarve
Museu Municipal Dr. José Formosinho (Museu Regional de Lagos)

Museums and Palaces

Housed in the annexe to the Igreja de Santo António, this museum was founded in 1934. It has a Renaissance portico originating from the Igreja do Compromisso Marítimo (the church of the fishermen’s mutual society), to which an iron gate has been adapted, made by local artists.

Inside is a vast collection of pieces divided into various sections: Archaeology, with pieces from the Neolithic, Luso-Iberian, Roman and Arab periods; Sacred Art, which occupies the sacristy of the church with paintings from the 18th century; the History of Lagos, whose exhibits include the Charter of Lagos, awarded by the king Dom Manuel I in 1504 and the Key to the City; Ethnography of the Algarve, where attention is drawn to the traditional means of transport used for carrying olive-oil, presented in the form of a small stuffed donkey; Numismatics, with Portuguese coins and others from the former Portuguese overseas territories; and a section on Mineralogy and Overseas Ethnography.

Rua General Alberto da Silveira
8600-594 Lagos
+351 282 762 301
+351 282 782 058

Guided Tours
09:30am - 12:30pm / 2pm - 5pm; Closed: Mondays, Holidays
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