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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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Definitely worth an hour or two of your time...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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68 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The main exhibition was nice. In my opinion, with too few non-catholic pieces, but the ones they do possess are interesting. Unfortunately, we were not allowed in the new temporary exhibition that was opening the next day. I would've seen more !

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Vasco Fernandes (1475/1542), the "Grão Vasco", was one of the most accomplished Portuguese painters of his time. This museum offers a unique opportunity to admire masterpieces of his paintings, as well as of other artists belonging to the "Escola de Viseu", famous for its naturalism and the scenic backgrounds, with clear influence of the Flemish painters. At its third floor,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Really interesting museum. We had Saramago's advice about what to look at which was really helpful. The shop is attractive but had no postcards of the paintings.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A small, well laid out museum in a beautiful building with some exquisite pieces. My 8 year old found this museum very interesting because he could see the carvings and art from very close and "explore" them.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a small museum with important pieces of sacred art. Good collection in a beautiful building. National museums are free on sunday mornings :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

You can find the best collection of old Portuguese style painting on wood. Most is Christian paintings but very original and in a great condition. Precious!

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Kent, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This museum covers some local Portugal painters and artists who deserve global attention, aware that Portugal has a global history. Most gracious staff, willing to chat and explain in English.,

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