After entering through the main door from the street, one sees this structure under the glass

After entering through the main door from the street, one sees this structure under the glass

There was no date about the origin of this structure, it is 2.90m in diameter and 1.10m in depth, made with the local mortar

There was no date about the origin of this structure, it is 2.90m in diameter and 1.10m in depth, made with the local mortar

Stairs lead to the upper areas of the museum, this is where exhibitions are displayed

Stairs lead to the upper areas of the museum, this is where exhibitions are displayed

Though small in size but the purpose of this museum is to preserve, exhibit and promote the heritage of Tavira

Though small in size but the purpose of this museum is to preserve, exhibit and promote the heritage of Tavira

In this photo, an ampolla at the top is from the Iron Age - to the bottom left, piece is from the 13th century Islamic period

In this photo, an ampolla at the top is from the Iron Age - to the bottom left, piece is from the 13th century Islamic period

Objects on display here, range from the 12th century to the 19th - all of these items were found in Tavira

Objects on display here, range from the 12th century to the 19th - all of these items were found in Tavira

Fragments of the tombstones on display inside the he Museu Municipal de Tavira (Tavira Municipal Museum)

Fragments of the tombstones on display inside the he Museu Municipal de Tavira (Tavira Municipal Museum)

This is the personal emblem of the Monarch Manuel I (1469-1521), who raised the status of Tavira to a city in 1520

This is the personal emblem of the Monarch Manuel I (1469-1521), who raised the status of Tavira to a city in 1520

This photograph shows that current building of the Municipal Museum was once boys' school

This photograph shows that current building of the Municipal Museum was once boys' school

The building which houses the museum is quiet interesting and it also offers space to move around at the upper floor

The building which houses the museum is quiet interesting and it also offers space to move around at the upper floor

World map of al-Idrisi, this Arab geographer lived between 1100  to 1165

World map of al-Idrisi, this Arab geographer lived between 1100 to 1165

Nambal chest and missal stand from 16th/17th century Japan

Nambal chest and missal stand from 16th/17th century Japan

A staircase leads to the lower parts of the museum

A staircase leads to the lower parts of the museum

Here, objects are displayed under the name 'Mediterranean Food'

Here, objects are displayed under the name 'Mediterranean Food'

It shows, how people had gathered, preserved and consumed different diets around the Mediterranean region

It shows, how people had gathered, preserved and consumed different diets around the Mediterranean region

Most of these diets were very healthy and consisted of fruits

Most of these diets were very healthy and consisted of fruits

Some of the packed food items on display to show how people had stored their food items in the past

Some of the packed food items on display to show how people had stored their food items in the past

One of the most important items was the olives, they were eaten and their oil was used in eating and cooking

One of the most important items was the olives, they were eaten and their oil was used in eating and cooking

Wheat and corn were two main crops which were used to make flour and then bread

Wheat and corn were two main crops which were used to make flour and then bread

This section of the museum shows how grapes were grown and wine was processed in the Mediterranean region

This section of the museum shows how grapes were grown and wine was processed in the Mediterranean region

Walking out to the flat roof of the building on a hot sunny day

Walking out to the flat roof of the building on a hot sunny day

Roof of the Municipal Museum of Tavira with the surrounding buildings

Roof of the Municipal Museum of Tavira with the surrounding buildings

Camera Obscura also known as the Tower of Tavira, seen from the roof of the museum

Camera Obscura also known as the Tower of Tavira, seen from the roof of the museum

Whitewashed exterior of the Camera Obscura - this structure is a lookout point over Tavira but from a different angle

Whitewashed exterior of the Camera Obscura - this structure is a lookout point over Tavira but from a different angle

The old water tower was built and opened in 1931 to supply water to the whole city.

The old water tower was built and opened in 1931 to supply water to the whole city.

Models of the planets shown beside one of the walls of the Camera Obscura building

Models of the planets shown beside one of the walls of the Camera Obscura building

It is one of the 'must do things'  if in Tavira

It is one of the 'must do things' if in Tavira

Ticket office of the Tavira Tower - a maximum of 15 people can watch the show at any given time

Ticket office of the Tavira Tower - a maximum of 15 people can watch the show at any given time

Old water tank sitting at the top of strong columns

Old water tank sitting at the top of strong columns

There is a lift which brings the visitors to the top of the structure but there is also a staircase for more energetic people

There is a lift which brings the visitors to the top of the structure but there is also a staircase for more energetic people

While show is in progress, other visitors had to wait beside the ticket office for their turn

While show is in progress, other visitors had to wait beside the ticket office for their turn

The Camara Obscura which with a clever use of a rotating mirror and magnifying glasses projects a 360

The Camara Obscura which with a clever use of a rotating mirror and magnifying glasses projects a 360 "tour" of Tavira onto a large horizontal screen

On a clear day, the camera can see up to 40km

On a clear day, the camera can see up to 40km

A rope is used to control the direction of the camera, which shows live images on the screen

A rope is used to control the direction of the camera, which shows live images on the screen

After the show, standing at the staircase and looking out to the river

After the show, standing at the staircase and looking out to the river

Panoramic view of Tavira - it was a clear and sunny day and city was at its best

Panoramic view of Tavira - it was a clear and sunny day and city was at its best

Looking back at the structre while at the gound level

Looking back at the structre while at the gound level