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Museu de Aveiro

Avenida Santa Joana Princesa, Aveiro, Portugal
23/442-32-97
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Aveiro
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 5:30 pm. Closed Monday, Jan. 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, and Dec. 25. Free entry on Sundays and national holidays... more »
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Lisboa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

From an old dominican convent this museum was updated along the years and should have more visitors because its worthwile a 2 to 3 hours visit (the area is huge - 8000 m2...), including the remainings ofthe convent and it's church.

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Belfast, N.Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Aveiro is a pleasant place but not over-endowed with places of major interest. This museum can however hold its own with cultural attractions in many bigger cities. While the life of Princess Joanna (1452-1490) in the convent, and her tomb, is the focus of the museum, the chapel, the rest of the convent, the photographs showing the delapidation of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

An interesting group of exhibits concerning the life and times of saint Joan, located next to the Cathedral

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lisboa
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56 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Excellent museum set in an old convent where you can see the old temple and fantastic ancient religious pieces and paintings. Don't miss this one if you're going to Aveiro. It´s situated next to the old "Sé" near city centre.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Very beautiful Baroque convent, excellent recorded guided tour comes with the entrance fee. Fascinating and great value for money.

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Courtenay, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Beautiful chapel and a large collection of paintings and sculptures that you are really close to. Even if you have seen a lot of churches and museums this one really leaves an impression.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

For what was left of this extraordinary convent of dominican nuns, it is still an absolute must to visit. Otherwise it should exemplify the decadence and mediocrity of restorations that have been the norm in Portugal for the benefit of a few. There remains the extraordinary interior and even the new shrunk rooms have not the space to contain the... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The building is amazing, it is an old monastery that was designed with new materials and architectural views... Sunday morning is free to visit

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Salamanca
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

it is an old monastery all renovated with a beautiful church also, it worth the visit for 4€/person. sunday morning is free

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Convent of Jesus belonged to the female branch of the Dominican Order. The convent was built in the 15th century by Brites Leitao and Mecia Pereira. In 1462 King Afonso V laid the foundation stone. In 1472 Princess Joana entered the convent. She led a saintly life in the convent and was beatified in 1693. She was known as... More

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