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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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  • Right in the Centre of Braga, a beautiful property with a large garden, it's worth it. The visits have appointments, so attention.
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  • A charming visit for lovers of Baroque, classical and romantic art. Beautiful gardens with botanical interest. Include the stone fountains and the mirador de La Gracia. Noble palace with authentic furniture and many Antiquities: paintings, sculptures, porcelain, tableware, jewellery, decorative arts, tiles, frescoes and plasterwork. Two fortepianos. Include the kitchen, very curious. The visit something fast and with little enthusiasm on the part of the Guide, but correct.
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  • As ´ in almost every tourist cities of portugal, if they have any, which is not, this is potoresca with beautiful scenery, good cafes and this beautiful Museum, very well located. Huge with a beautiful Tower next door. Go to two ... I remember that I got a blow job from there I really enjoyed, and I recommend that you go by yourself, with a romantic couple, with your children, friends, family ...
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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!