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Museu D. Diogo de Sousa - Museum of Archeology

Rua dos Bombeiros Voluntarios, Braga 4700-025, Portugal
(+351) 253 273 706
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Ranked #10 of 17 attractions in Braga
Type: Museums
Owner description: The D. Diogo de Sousa Museum of Archaeology works on the support of archaeological research, conservation and promotion of regional archaeological... more » Owner description: The D. Diogo de Sousa Museum of Archaeology works on the support of archaeological research, conservation and promotion of regional archaeological sites and artefacts through display and educational activities. The museum is open to the public since June 2007 in a fantastic new building with roman ruins preserved ‘in situ’.The permanent exhibition starts in the corridor at the entrance with a brief explanation of the museum’s history followed by the collection from the Palaeolithic to the Early Midle Age. Most part of the exhibition shows how Bracara Augusta (roman town Braga) was integrated into the Roman Empire, the urban development of the city, the organization of public and domestic areas, the roads and the nearby necropolises and the religion in roman and paleo-christian times. « less
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tokyo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

don't forget to start or end your visit at the really nice cafeteria with a daily menu of simple dishes from northern portugal. very affordable and a comfortable place for a break. lady at the entrance reception said 80% of visitors (presumably locals) come just for the lunches!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The museum is spacious and modern, people who work there are very friendly and if you go on a Sunday morning it's even free. I'm not an archeology enthusiast myself so I cannot say anything about that but even I had some things there that caught my eye for longer than I thought would be possible. It's just a short... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Clean, spacious and modern museum, interactive, lots of information, great reconstructions of several Roman buildings that once stood in Braga. Good museum shop, don't forget to go outside and visit the basement with the Roman mosaic. After a visit to this museum (not in the centre of the city unfortunately, but near the remains of the Roman bathhouse!...) you will... More

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Brasilia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

After many years of delay the Braga Museum of Archeology finally opened 4 years ago. That is why it may not show up in some guidebooks. It is by no means a big or first rate museum. This is not the British Museum. Still Braga was once the capital of the northern roman province of Gaelicia, an important commercial city... More

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