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Museu de Grao Vasco

Adro Se | Paço dos Três Escalões, Viseu 3500-195, Portugal
+351 232 422 049
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Viseu
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Lisbon, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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277 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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Tomar, Portugal
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121 reviews 121 reviews
12 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Nicely laid out. The cleverest thing was juxtaposing modern (and quite good) artists' takes on the old masters virtually side by side. Makes you look twice and think alot.

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