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Museu Grao Vasco, Viseu

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • I've been wanting to visit this museum. I loved the paintings of Grão Vasco Viseu school. There are also other artists of the same era. See the famous set of panels about the life of Christ in all the history books. There are many religious objects, too. I thought it was pretty funny a portrait of Baroness Eugenie Mendes, natural woman and men. Compensated the family ticket: 6 adults and 3 children were. The museum visit well with children because it's not very big and is spacious.
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  • The visit was unforgettable for me. Highly recommended, it is worth to pay the few euros
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  • The visit to this museum does not; He really lack of interest compared to other proposed to the Portugal or prestigious sites like the ruins Roman of Conímbriga.
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  • a half dead museum
  • Muito bom espólio.
  • Existe o tesoura da sé exposto no museu Grão Vasco. Vale a pena visitar.
  • Quando em Viseu é obrigatorio visitar.
  • Aconselho uma visita pelos quadros gigantes de Grão Vasco.
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