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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  • August 19, 2017
    The MGV is beautiful. Since parts of the 13th century, until 19TH century works. But really what left us boqiabertos were the paintings of Grão Vasco.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We revisit the Museum after a few years of absence in Viseu. Interesting works well positioned modern rooms.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Without a doubt a beautiful Museum worth a visit. Sacred art and paintings of great quality and artistic value
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  • Quiet place with magnificent religious paintings by Vasco. Especially the one with St. Peter. The only thing I missed –postcards in museum shop.
  • a half dead museum
  • Good collection.
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  • Best of the region
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  • Explanation of the guide very cherishes the visit.
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