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Museu dos Biscainhos, Braga

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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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  • A guided tour by the Biscainhos Museum is a real journey through history. The museum itself has numerous oddities, from the main entrance, through the stable, the kitchen (outside the House), and of course the fantastic garden. Not to be missed!
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  • Beautiful interiors with fitted with "the room". The tour is possible only if the "Wizard" (ca. 30 min.), which is more like a security guard and he'll tell you only what century you are (that's a little bizarre tours page). The Palace also includes the beautiful garden.
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  • Very nice, simple but with a lot of story to tell. The guide takes us through chambers and then the garden, tells the whole history of the site.
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  • 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.
  • If you want a calm and relaxing place, came here. Bring a blanket and just lay down on the grass and enjoy.
  • No audio guide in English
  • Beautiful Museum. € 2 entry, free visit of the gardens.
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  • Muito bom
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