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Museu Regional de Beja (Museu Rainha D. Leonor)

Largo da Conceicao, Beja 7800-131, Portugal
+351 284 323 351
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Rather dull museum in a magnificent setting

Fantastic building with a good collection, but not well presented. Staff seemed uninterested... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harald V
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A gem in need of some TLC

The tiles on the walls, the painted ceilings, the collection of paintings from old schools, etc are... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
ptnov64
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Largo da Conceicao, Beja 7800-131, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic building with a good collection, but not well presented. Staff seemed uninterested. Rather oldfashioned and outdated compared to modern and ambitious museums.

Thank Harald V
Reviewed February 27, 2017

The tiles on the walls, the painted ceilings, the collection of paintings from old schools, etc are amazing.

Thank ptnov64
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must see. The museum is housed in a former convent and within has an XVII century church which is spectacular. The baroque carvings are gilded and there are beautiful tiles too. The tiled walkways are beautiful.

Thank Jacky D
Reviewed November 4, 2016

The convent was founded in the second half of the 15th century for the order of the sisters of Santa Clara. From outside you could be forgiven for thinking it was a Moorish palace. When first you enter you cannot help but notice the gold...More

1  Thank iandsmith
Reviewed October 21, 2016

The museum was a former monastery but today it's also the main museum of Beja. Here you can find important painting from XVIIth century, artifacts from roman time and much more.

Thank Joao D
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

After seeing the castle, this is a great next stop. Housed in a beautiful reconverted convent the museum has an amazing chapel and charter house. The blend of mudejar and gothic art makes it simply fascinating to walk through. Another gem is the mudejar decorative...More

Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Just the right size, stunning interiors and well illustrates the layers of culture and history here. Easy to imagine the cultured nun pouring her heart out in passionate letters in the giddily decorated interiors of the convent. If you visit this museum, you can happily...More

1  Thank Annukka K
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spend an hour or so. Lots of photo opportunities and only €2 admission!! You also get info in English on a handout which is really useful.

1  Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed February 5, 2016

Good range of middle ages art, sone prehistoric pieces, wide range of curious things from different ages in the region. Wonderful church altar. However, in need of some restoration. No toilet facilities inside!

1  Thank carlosmp
Reviewed November 14, 2015

The convento was founded in the second half of the 15th. century for the order of the sisters of Santa Clara. It is now a regional museum. The first you will see when entering is the fabulous church. The walls are made of engraved wood...More

2  Thank MarKno
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