Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra

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4.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
The National Museum Machado de Castro is an art museum in Coimbra, Portugal, named after the renowned Portuguese sculptor Joaquim Machado de Castro. It first opened in 1913 and its latest renovation, which included the addition of a new building, was awarded the Piranesi/Prix de Rome Prize 2014.Museum's historyThe Machado de Castro Museum is one of the most important art museums in Portugal. It is housed in the former Bishop's Palace. This palace was built from the Middle Ages onwards roughly on the site where the Roman forum of Aeminium (Coimbra's roman name) once stood. The remains of this distant past, the Cryptoporticus, can be visited on the lower floors of the museum.CollectionsThe bulk of the museum's collection is made up of items from churches and religious institutions in the area surrounding Coimbra. The collections of sculpture (the most extensive of all the national museums of Portugal), painting, precious metals, ceramics and textiles are especially noteworthy.ArchaeologySculpturePaintingApplied arts
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  • This museum shows all aspect of art from the Roman time until the 19th Century. Archeology, old Roman sculptures, medieval sculptures and painting, sacred art, jewels, furniture and ceramics. Just won...  read more »
  • By completely intact Roman storage House to an Agnus Dei in 3D terracotta. The first Hall was already more amazing than the other. When eventually one more in command of the Portuguese King created masterpiece of Quinten Matthijs popped up at the painting, could be the day. It would not surprise me that the Lamb of God is to be found somewhere in the depot;-)
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  • great place for a tour of the history, since a + Roman era until today. The floor of the Museum in some places aren't very good. otherwise great place.
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  • Really cool museum close to the University. The subterranean Roman ruins in particular are quite fascinating.
  • This is one of the most beautiful and interesting musea I ever visited. It's really worth your while!
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  • Do not miss It!!!One of The most fine and beautiful museums in Europe@!
  • A walk through the history of Coimbra and Portugal from the Romans. Absolutely recommended. The Museum is bigger than it looks from the outside. Time you need to see it in detail. It is worth every euro it costs.
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