Museo De Arte Sacra De Arouca, Arouca

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  • The entrance to this museum is merely symbolic price, not reason preventing visiting. Besides the furniture and choir stalls, the main collection comes from nuns who came to this convent. Normally, poverty is associated with the monasteries. It's usually true, but not always. For this monastery nuns came from wealthy families, accompanied by a retinue of servants and who brought objects that they enrich the monastery. For example, Mafalda, daughter of Sancho I, beatified later (although the arouquenses to consider santa), came to the monastery of Arouca with a high heritage offered by your father. Impressive is the size of the kitchen and, especially, the area of the great chimney. You don't get behind the kitchen of the monastery of Alcobaça. For all this, it is well worth visiting this museum. Even if there's no time or willingness to visit this Museum, it is mandatory to enter the Church of the monastery. Good visit.
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  • Worth visiting, meet the Church too. Besides eating the famous sponge cake of Arouca and lunch on the floor d'ave
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  • Is a monastery full of history is very Rico. The entries are not expensive and has guided tour in which tells us the whole story of this monastery. Without doubt recommend. We had the bad luck to get a Conference and not being able to see everything.
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  • The visit is almost running, it doesn't give you enough time for you to carefully see the exhibition
  • There is a commum way to see religion but with the rich sisters living like this, WHY?
  • A beautiful building inside and out. Make sure you get a tour of the old monastery - not just the church. Seeing the museum dedicated to the nuns and hearing about their vows of silence is fascinating.
  • Beautiful monastery, a must see if you visit Arouca. Lots of religious artifacts, take the full tour of the museum.
  • The monastery of Arouca, dating from the 10th century, is considered one of the richest in the country, belonged to the Cistercian order until the end of the 19th century. It is installed the Museum of sacred art of Arouca, the second most important private Museum of sacred art of Portugal in the Real Brotherhood of Queen Saint. In it are important works in sculpture, furniture, painting, etc. It was find three beautiful pictures of Josefa D ' Óbidos, among other great names of painting of the 15th-18TH centuries.
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