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Museu dos Biscainhos, Braga
(4.2/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
The Biscainhos Museum is located in the palace with the same name, in Sé, Braga, Portugal.The BuildingThe building dates possibly from the late 16th century and like others manor houses, the edifice has undergone many restorations and additions over the years. However, the dominant period is that of the 18th century, displaying exquisite interiors with walls in azulejos and ceilings with beautiful relief stucco work and paintings of this period. The baroque framing of the palace is provided by the magnificent gardens.The MuseumThe museum exhibits, on a permanent basis, collections of Decorative arts, integrating areas in which the atmosphere of the 18th century Northern Manor House is recreated.In the collection there is furniture, ceramics, European and Oriental porcelain, European Glass, European and Portuguese watches and clocks.The GardensThe magnificent gardens, decorated in a remarkably interesting style, were built at three levels, surrounded by a wall with buttresses and sentries, like a 16th-century fortress. Among the vegetal species present, stands out a tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), contemporary of the initial plantation.
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  • the guided tour is mandatory, but are given little or no explanation of mechanically and race.
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  • We didn't even realise this was there. The outside of the place looked interesting so we got closer to investigate and found it was a museum, and it was open. Having spoken to what we now know was the...  more »
  • Do not hesitate to "sacrifice" a hour or 2 for this wonderful Museum. It s ' is the residence of a noble family... Furniture of the EIGHTEENTH century, splendid tiles panels! You can admire the porelaines of the company of Indies people, presented on the furniture, as well as the indo-Portuguese firms. The kitchens are to see! The garden is a moment of freshness and rest. Magnificent magnolias soulangeanas. Very beautiful Tulip of Virginia! Marquetry of boxwood! Staff is very friendly (very nice boy...), and provides many explanations, IN French!
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  • If you want a calm and relaxing place, came here. Bring a blanket and just lay down on the grass and enjoy.
  • A perfectly preserved living portrait of the life of an 18th century upper class family. Also, if you're just looking to stroll, there's no admission fee to visit the beautiful gardens.
  • Very interesting and informative museum
  • No audio guide in English
  • Lugar muito bonito e com histórias interessantes. O jardim é maravilhoso e pode ser visitado de graça. No jardim pode-se ver a maior e mais antiga tulipeira de portugal, com mais de 350 anos!