The Municipal Museum of Archaeology Loule is located in the building that used to be part of the Loule Castle

The Municipal Museum of Archaeology Loule is located in the building that used to be part of the Loule Castle

There are various objects on display in the courtyard of the castle/museum

There are various objects on display in the courtyard of the castle/museum

A staircase leads to visitor upstairs where two main parts of the museum are displayed

A staircase leads to visitor upstairs where two main parts of the museum are displayed

Looking downwards at the ceiling, while standing at the stairs beside the door of an exhibition room

Looking downwards at the ceiling, while standing at the stairs beside the door of an exhibition room

Two major components of  this museum are, the archeology and the traditional cuisine

Two major components of this museum are, the archeology and the traditional cuisine

These objects would be the part of a typical algarvian house in the past

These objects would be the part of a typical algarvian house in the past

Here, a couple is shown sitting in their kitchen, surrounded by various objects

Here, a couple is shown sitting in their kitchen, surrounded by various objects

Objects used in cooking and storage of the food are on display

Objects used in cooking and storage of the food are on display

This room is dedicated to the local cuisine and it shows how people had cooked in the past

This room is dedicated to the local cuisine and it shows how people had cooked in the past

Barley and wheat were one of the main ingredients in bread making

Barley and wheat were one of the main ingredients in bread making

Seeds of these crops were grinded in a handmill to make flour

Seeds of these crops were grinded in a handmill to make flour

Then flour was used to make bread, to be consumed on the daily basis

Then flour was used to make bread, to be consumed on the daily basis

This wooden handle is used to place the bread inside the cooking oven

This wooden handle is used to place the bread inside the cooking oven

Canisters were used to store liquid, probably, water, milk and olive oil

Canisters were used to store liquid, probably, water, milk and olive oil

Amphora vases were one of the main objects used in the past before they were replaced by the iron or steel made canisters

Amphora vases were one of the main objects used in the past before they were replaced by the iron or steel made canisters

A look into a typical cabinet of a household

A look into a typical cabinet of a household

An old lamps displayed at the wall of the museum inside the 'Traditional Cuisine' section

An old lamps displayed at the wall of the museum inside the 'Traditional Cuisine' section

A wooden rack with few objects sitting on the top of it

A wooden rack with few objects sitting on the top of it

These photographs show some of the items used in the Portuguese kitchen

These photographs show some of the items used in the Portuguese kitchen

Opposite of the Traditional Cuisine room, lies the second room which shows some of the items related to the press and printing

Opposite of the Traditional Cuisine room, lies the second room which shows some of the items related to the press and printing

The Archaeological Museum of Loule displays various objects collected from the local area

The Archaeological Museum of Loule displays various objects collected from the local area

This is a statue of a António Aleixo (1899 - 1949 ), considered one of the most famous Portuguese popular poets

This is a statue of a António Aleixo (1899 - 1949 ), considered one of the most famous Portuguese popular poets

This flag was hoisted above the city in the past

This flag was hoisted above the city in the past

There were no information about the importance of this flag

There were no information about the importance of this flag

Apart from the date of 1815, which is shown at the bottom of cross

Apart from the date of 1815, which is shown at the bottom of cross

An old camera on display

An old camera on display

Few of the old metal embossing stamp on display

Few of the old metal embossing stamp on display

At the bottom of the cabinet, there are some historical photographs from Loule taken by Jose Francisco Guerreiro

At the bottom of the cabinet, there are some historical photographs from Loule taken by Jose Francisco Guerreiro

In the archaeological section of the museum, items are displayed from the prehistoric period to the Middle Ages, through the Roman periods, Roman-Visigothic and Islamic

In the archaeological section of the museum, items are displayed from the prehistoric period to the Middle Ages, through the Roman periods, Roman-Visigothic and Islamic

During the Roman period, Loule was associated with the existance of the coastal villas and then exploiting the marine resources

During the Roman period, Loule was associated with the existance of the coastal villas and then exploiting the marine resources

Loule Velho and Cerro da Vila were a great hub for importing and exporting resources in the area

Loule Velho and Cerro da Vila were a great hub for importing and exporting resources in the area

A cup, needle and loom weights are from the 1st-5th centuries - all of these items were found in Loule region

A cup, needle and loom weights are from the 1st-5th centuries - all of these items were found in Loule region

These coins are from the 3rd-4th century Loule Velho

These coins are from the 3rd-4th century Loule Velho

Oil lamps, African red slip plate, ceramic cup and glass bracelets are from the 1st - 5th centuries

Oil lamps, African red slip plate, ceramic cup and glass bracelets are from the 1st - 5th centuries

A stone mill from the 2nd century - it required two people to push the lever in order to move the stone

A stone mill from the 2nd century - it required two people to push the lever in order to move the stone

Needles and spindles, distaff and cossoiros are from the 12th-13th century Islamic period

Needles and spindles, distaff and cossoiros are from the 12th-13th century Islamic period

Various objects found in Loule are from the 12th-13th century Islamic era Portugal

Various objects found in Loule are from the 12th-13th century Islamic era Portugal

A flat base pot was used to make dough from the flour

A flat base pot was used to make dough from the flour

This bottle is from the Muslim period in Loule (12th-13th century)

This bottle is from the Muslim period in Loule (12th-13th century)

Pots found in Loule from the 12th-13th century

Pots found in Loule from the 12th-13th century

Broken fragments and a photograph beside them, shows where items were found

Broken fragments and a photograph beside them, shows where items were found

A frying pan at the top, a pitcher and broken fragments are from the Islamic period (12th-13th century)

A frying pan at the top, a pitcher and broken fragments are from the Islamic period (12th-13th century)

An old tower of the Loule Castle is shown here with a ceramic plate also on display

An old tower of the Loule Castle is shown here with a ceramic plate also on display

An axe and a chisel at the top (from Middle Ages), net weight (Middle Ages) and gaming pieces on display

An axe and a chisel at the top (from Middle Ages), net weight (Middle Ages) and gaming pieces on display

A large ceramic pot on display - the pots of this size were used to store grains and other valuables

A large ceramic pot on display - the pots of this size were used to store grains and other valuables

Some of the visitors have left coins inside the vase

Some of the visitors have left coins inside the vase