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Museu Grao Vasco, Viseu
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The Grão Vasco Museum is an art museum located in the city of Viseu, in Portugal. The museum is named after one of the most important Portuguese painters of the Renaissance, Vasco Fernandes, who had his workshop in Viseu.The museum, founded in 1916, occupies the building of the old Seminary, located beside Viseu Cathedral. The building, began in the late 16th century in Mannerist style, has had its interior recently modernised by Porto architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.The main exhibits of the museum are the painted altarpieces executed for Viseu Cathedral during the Renaissance. These include the main altarpiece, executed by a workshop that included the young Vasco Fernandes and was apparently led by Francisco Henriques, as well as later altarpieces by a mature Vasco Fernandes and his collaborator, Gaspar Vaz. The artistic significance of these altarpieces turn the Grão Vasco Museum into one of the most important art museums in Portugal.The collections also include metalwork, tapestry and sculpture.
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  • The Museum is small but very well maintained. Has great value. Good accessibility-have an elevator for access to 3 floors.
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  • is situated next to the Cathedral, who is an admirer of art have to visit, the works portray the Dão region, has a lot of history guarded
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  • One afternoon completely used to visit all the space. Even so, the Museum of sacred art expose in rooms with very careful lighting. Besides obviously works of Grao Vasco a small but excellent, a painting by Amadeo Antonio Carneiro, of Columbanus, Segovia and Sara Afonso earned my vizualizacao.
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  • a half dead museum
  • Muito fraquinho, nao vale o dinnheiro.
  • Existe o tesoura da sé exposto no museu Grão Vasco. Vale a pena visitar.
  • Muito bom espólio.
  • Óptimo