HISTORY AS A STARTING AND ENDING POINT
Located at the city waterfront, Portimão’s Museum is the perfect place to find everything there is to know about the profound
connection that exists between the city and the natural resources of its Mediterranean matrix, as well as its deep maritime dna.
It’s within this context that would emerge a significant number of transformative and preservative processes of their rich maritime fauna through the use of salt, later on materialized in the “birth” of its core fishing and canning industry which would occupy the banks of Arade river.
Its signature exhibition “Portimão, Territory and Identity” synthesizes its population's cultural and socio-economical history,
as well as the uniqueness of its identity and territory.