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Museu Grao Vasco

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Address: Adro Se | Paço dos Três Escalões, Viseu 3500-195, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 232 422 049
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One of the best art museums in Portugal

Student discount price was 2€ and it features a really great collection of art pieces, one of the best in Portugal they say. In fact 10 of the pieces inside are nationally famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Thomas O
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Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Student discount price was 2€ and it features a really great collection of art pieces, one of the best in Portugal they say. In fact 10 of the pieces inside are nationally famous, the best being the painting depicting São Pedro or St Peter by Vasco Fernandes, the famous painter whose name was given to the museum itself.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum with a few things to see, but well worth it. Be prepared to fill out a feedback form (which takes longer than the visit).

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located on the former Bishop’s palace at Viseu’s Cathedral Complex, this museum holds paintings by some of the most important Portuguese artists - Grão Vasco, “O Gata”, Bordalo Pinheiro, etc. It also has an extensive collection of religious art, with a few of the older pieces found in our country. Highlights are Grão Vasco’s portrait of St. Peter, Bordalo Pinheiro’s... More 

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Driffield, North Humberside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Guess it's pretty good if you like religious artefacts and fire and brimstone pictures. We did find a few good pieces of art work that we liked. Free entry on the first Sunday of the month so we were lucky there.

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Thank 604maryn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This museum holds collections of paintings, religious paintings painted on wood, statues and icons along with some pottery and furniture. It is well kept and well worth a visit. The museum is in a lovely square right next door to the Cathedral.

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Maia, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Very well maintained and kept .Place to shop and is necessary to ticket purchase on site.An art to preserve!

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Thank Eduardo121965
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The museum is awesome! Wonderful space, gorgeous museology, stunning and unique works of art. This is a place that you will want to return several times.

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The best place of all to visit in Viseu, if you like religious art and tiles, do not miss this museum.

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Thank Be_My_Guest_in_Porto
London, UK
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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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