Municipal Museum Dr. José Formosinho, Lagos

Municipal Museum Dr. José Formosinho, Lagos

Museu Municipal Dr. José Formosinho is located near the Igreja de Santo António and is home to a vast collection of archaeological discoveries, from Roman mosaics, pottery and other antique objects of great importance to all types of European weapons. The museum is famous by having preserved the charter of King Manuel, which conferred him privileges over the territory of Lagos. Among impressive exhibits you can also observe the clothes of King Sebastião, before the conquest of Morroco, the last deed in his life.

***At the entrance there is a Renaissance portico, originating from the Compromisso Marítimo Church, to which an iron gate built by local artists was adapted. Its vast collection is distributed among the sections of Archeology, Sacred Art, History of Lagos, Ethnography of the Algarve, Painting, Numismatics, Mineralogy and Overseas Ethnography. It has unique collections and unique museographic pieces in Portugal that, by themselves, justify a visit. Entrance to the Museum provides access to the interior of the Church of Santo António, an authentic jewel of baroque gilded woodwork in Portugal.***PH***

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Sight Name: Municipal Museum Dr. José Formosinho
Sight Location: Lagos, Portugal (See walking tours in Lagos)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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