Museu Municipal de Olhão


Coordinates: 37°01’33.7″N 7°50’27.7″W

The museum shows finds from the Stone and the Bronze Age. Objects dating from the periods in which the Algarve was under Roman and Moorish rule are also exposed.


The exposition goes into details with regard to the development of Olhão from fishing village to modern seaport.

By the ship Bom Succeso have brave men in 1808 brought the message of the banishment of the Frenchmen to King Dom Pedro living in exile in Brazil. The passage from Olhão to Rio de Janeiro took only 20 days. 

In return Olhão has obtained the town privilege and the title Vila de Olhão da Restauração.

The life of the fishermen, their fishing methods and the types of fish existing in the Atlantic are shown.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 12:30 h and from 13:30 to 17 h.

The entrance is free.