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Museu Grao Vasco

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Address: Adro Se | Paço dos Três Escalões, Viseu 3500-195, Portugal
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Nice little museum - recommended!

Located next to the Cathedral the museum displays over 1 floor the works of Grao Vasco and over another floor a mixture of arts from various periods. I had never heard of Grao... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Located next to the Cathedral the museum displays over 1 floor the works of Grao Vasco and over another floor a mixture of arts from various periods. I had never heard of Grao Vasco and found the display very interesting. Unfortunately explanations are only in Portuguese, but still it is worth to check it out. The museum is completed by... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The museum itself has a well planned modern interior with a roomy layout that flows well from one exhibit to the next. The sequence of panitings (16th Century, I think) showing the stories of the birth and death of Christ - like an early comic strip - was incredible and it was a treat to be able to sit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I first visited this museum on a school trip, and even at a young age i thought it had some really impressive lovely works of art. Even if the display if small when compared with foreign museums, i think there's a truly remarkable collection here. I can't even say what i like the most: the paintings, the sculptures...i love it... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I particularly like the cool cloisters in this Museum. During the annual 'Jardims Efemeros" festival (usualyl durign July) this museum is bursting with activities, esp. late night concerts in the spectacular cloisters. A great place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wonderful display of s work, though they are not certain what is necessarily his alone. Some wonderful sculptures. Do not miss the articulated Christ.

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amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Nice pictures, beautiful sculptures, this is a museum that you should not miss while visiting Viseu. It is not very big, but it really is beautiful. We loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a surprisingly large and interesting museum with a fairly comprehensive number of works from local artists which span the centuries. This is an artistic town which has its own school of art. It includes, of course, a number of works from the "Grao Vasco," or Great Vasco himself. (Vasco Fernandes). Do not miss this museum, which is right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I really enjoyed our visit to this museum. I'm no expert in Renaissance art, and it wouldn't be my first choice of art to view, but there are some tremendous works in this small museum. There were plenty of very helpful staff on duty in the museum, who seemed to be genuinely pleased that people were enjoying the exhibits. Definitely... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A museum space well suited to it's function by architect Souto de Moura, ( Pritzker Prize ). An appointment to Vasco Fernandes paintings (Grão Vasco) among others...

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you want to know more ans more about Portuguese art, this is the right place to go in Viseu. Inside the Bishop´s Palace you will find a very interesting museum where you can find some masterpieces of the Portuguese painters. Excellent!

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