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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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  • Friendly museum with surprising sharp panels of mostly religious nature that also-without Flash-photographed may be.
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  • For those who want to enjoy an incredible collection of pieces from between the 15th and 20th centuries should not rule out a visit to this area, which has a huge amount of sacred art.
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  • excellent estate Renaissance and some 19th and 20th century artists (painting and sculpture), deserves a visit
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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