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Museu dos Biscainhos, Braga

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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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Make the most of thousands of years worth of history in Braga by staying in a hotel in the city's celebrated town core. An array of mid-range hotels are wedged in among its winding streets and secluded squares; many of these feature decent rates and easy walking access to nearly all of Braga's popular sights. You can also opt for an apartment rental or guesthouse, most of which are offered by local residents to visitors, to get a similar old-town experience with a bit more privacy and independence. For some peace and quiet away from the tourist crowds, reserve a spot at the nearby monastery.
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  • Quite hidden this museum is actually a very place to visit, it´s a place with a lot of history and that allows the visitor to see life in another era, plus the gardens are very nice.  more »
  • OK, the guides all say it opens at 9:30, so we had to walk around town for another 35 minutes, which we spent literally walking around town (for 1 hour), but by 10:45 we were allowed to already explor...  more »
  • The tour was interesting with some very nice rooms. The tour is self paced and you are just reading the materials. I felt that the tour guide was rushing a little because you are only supposed to be i...  more »
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  • Wonderful place with amazing gardens inspired in the Versailles' garden style. It's a pity that the main museum building needs a lot of maintenance and due to lack of it, only perhaps a half of that huge house is being shown to the public during guided visits. Incredible pigeons house and fountains. The outside of the museum is a great place to have a calm, long walk, so calm you wouldn't even notice you're downtown. Overall, it's a great way back to the 18th century!
  • Not expensive, not much to see. Tour was only in Portuguese. Garden is so-so.
  • Beautiful garden and nice, relaxed tour. Entrance was only 2 euros!
  • Not really much to see except the gardens. You have to wait for an escorted tour to get in the house.
  • If you want a calm and relaxing place, came here. Bring a blanket and just lay down on the grass and enjoy.