Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra

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  • Amazing museum with wondrous displays of medieval art mostly of a religious nature. Incredibly the museum was nearly empty during our 2 hour tour. The displays were well maintained and nicely organize...  more »
  • The fantastic Museum Machado de Castro in the former Bishop Palace with modern cultivation, well hidden in the yard. Roman Substructions catacombs, a crypt with colonnades and various excavations, after great exposure on five levels with predominantly Portuguese art from Renaissance in the 19th century, to Asian art, furniture, Azulejos, church utensils made of gold and silver, sculptures, Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque. Wonderful Terrakottas by Malou Hodart (Última CEIA - the last supper - the Lord's Supper, 1530-1534). Twelve figures life-size - and you can guess the name quickly with many apostles. Great! From the interior design of the Museum, we are quite thrilled. It allows views into already visited rooms - what is exciting especially when the monuments again from different perspectives, the many Windows offer views over significant parts of the old city. On top of that, the Museum staff is friendly and helpful: we are as guided by friends of the Museum.
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  • Installed in the old Episcopal Palace, this museum houses amazing collections of painting, sculpture, jewellery, furniture, textiles of various historical epochs. Worth visiting.
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  • This is spectacular. A world class musuem, beautifully created, curated, designed. Even if you're not generally interested in sculpture, you should really visit. An incredibly beautiful collection. One of the jewels of Europe. This should be a must visit whilst in Coimbra.
  • The underground Roman ruins alone may be worth the price of entry, but the highlight is the sculpture collection that spans multiple centuries and styles - it is honestly astounding. Even the museum restaurant is great (don't miss the lunch buffet). Presentation all around is excellent, and being much less crowded than the main attractions in Lisbon and even Coimbra it was so nice to enjoy the art on display in a tranquil environment. Easily one of my favorite experiences in Portugal.
  • Very interesting grand museum. Attracts many tourists and is worth the visit. Beautiful building too
  • One of Portugal's most interesting museum built on the ruins of an old Roman forum. The restaurant, Loggia, has splendid views of the city and great food.
  • A very good selection of religious sculptures, paintings, and artifacts. One can tell that they have groomed their collection to only show the best.

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