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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  • August 14, 2017
    The 17TH century manor house renovated over the centuries. Very economical entrance 2 euro adult and 1 euro student for a very interesting visit to a Manor House which seems to not have spent the time and landscaped gardens of dream. Essential.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We have this "Museum" visit and discovered a new concept of guided tour: guide opens and closes the doors and invites you to read the prospectuses required tour you can visit the garden freely out we take a look at the stables and the crazy jumps on us forbidding us d Enter indicating that to do the tour that we just make it m has literally pushed in short of crazy! And more visit n has no interest to avoid so
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  • August 1, 2017
    A Palace beautiful and very well maintained with a garden in the Baroque style. I was charmed with the various flowers and in particular with the magnolias. The tour is good but could be more enthusiastic – owed. The kitchen area is also pretty cool and you can imagine the scenes of everyday life that palacio in your apojeu.
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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.

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