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Museu Grao Vasco, Viseu

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Art Museum
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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  • This museum is surely worth a visit. The work of Grao Vasco is stunning. There is also much more to see here. It gave me a new appreciation of Portuguese Renaissance art.  more »
  • A museum filled with priceless works of art, with a very attentive and made us travel in the time of Vasco Fernandes.
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  • Museum framed fine architecturally, with classical painting, mostly religious motifs. Much of the work of painting are oil technique based on wood. You can also view the Museum a sizable sculpture collection of religious figures.
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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