Museu de Aveiro

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Museu de Aveiro
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal19,505 contributions
Dec 2021
To visit this museum in Aveiro, it is good to park the car into the underground carpark of the “Forum” and from here you are at walking distance of the museum and the cathedral of Aveiro. The Museum de Aveiro has been installed since the year 1911 in the former “Convent de Jesus of the Dominican Female Order”. This convent, who is one of the oldest in Aveiro, dates back to the second half of the 15th century, and got founded by D. Brites Leitão and D. Mecia Pereira.

Princess Joana, daughter of Afonso V, enters this house in the year 1472 and lives a life of sanctity here, leading to her beatification in the year 1693. The prestige of the convent was thus definitively associated with the presence of Princess Santa Joana and her cult religious.

The Museum of Aveiro presents a visiting circuit with two distinct parts: the monumental route and the permanent exhibition.

On the ground floor of the convent, the tomb of Santa Joana Princes, the Church of Jesus, the cloister, the chapter room and the refectory stand out.
Written December 27, 2021
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RobertJE
London, UK542 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum is really a religious/convent and a treasure trove. The chapel is awe inspiring with it's walls, pillars and ceiling of intricate wooden carving. The cloisters are serene and the upper rooms resplendent. I am not overly keen on religious art so skimmed through the art rooms but the 'museum' would be the highlight of any trip to Aveiro.
Written February 23, 2020
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Matthew303
Geneva, Switzerland1,433 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
This museum incorporates much of the medieval former Convent of Jesus (where the 15th century Princess Joana of Portugal lived and died as a nun). Attractively laid out; a self-guided audio tour is available in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Small gift shop; there is also a cafeteria which was closed on the day of my visit. Admission for adults is 4 Euros. Overall, this interesting museum is a credit to the City of Averio.
Written August 9, 2014
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Hel D
LaPeche125 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The meseum is part of an old convent and has many paintings and other religious artefacts, such as clothings, chalice, etc. A good place to visit when it rain.
Written March 4, 2020
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carposmrs
Balbriggan, Ireland118 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This museum has to be one of Portugal's unsung heroes. There is so much to do and see in Portugal but this museum is a must see.
My husband and I were blown away by the beauty of the little church and the wonderful ceilings. We spent about an hour and a half here wondering around taking photos just taking in the beauty all around us.
Written December 10, 2019
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witston
Newmarket, UK219 contributions
Jul 2019
I really enjoyed this. The convent is really interesting. You can see where the nuns lived. And the church is truly beautiful. And on two levels. Upstairs is where the nuns worshipped.
The whole place is golden and opulent. Well worth the visit on its own.
Then there is the museum - full of beautiful and interesting items.You get a real feel for the history.
There is an awful lot to see. Make sure you don't miss anything.
The whole experience is high quality and would be worth visiting in any city in the world. It was fun to find it in Aveiro.
Written August 16, 2019
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mariacamilo43
Lisbon, Portugal63 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I was not prepared for the awsome beauty of the convent itself, one of the few late "pure" gothic monuments in Portugal. Beautiful! Even the added early baroc altar in the church is marvellous, one needs time to appreciate how impressive. After, the visit includes a very large collection of good religious sculpture in the monastery rooms, very well displayed.
Written June 5, 2019
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alanb
Lewes, UK472 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This museum is based around Santa Johanna and her life.
When you buy your ticket ask for an audio guide as there is no indication they are on offer. Although the signage around the museum is very good the audio guide augments them
The chapel is very impressive although our visit was restricted by a tour group sitting in the pews and who had a very expansive guide who spoke for almost 45 minutes.
The cloister area is interesting and you can imagine what life was like back when it was in full use.
The art museum upstairs is huge and you need to put aside a good 1 - 2 hours if you want to see everything on offer.
Overall a very rewarding visit.
Written March 31, 2017
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Trave1Bandit
Maia, Portugal582 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
After visiting the Cathedral next door, we popped into visit this museum. EURO 4,00 per person, with na audio ear piece that explained each area of the museum, telling you the story of the Patriarch Saint of Aveiro (Santa Joana)… which is truly amazing.

The areas are well kept, and divided into two parts:

1)- The OLD section, with the convent and a very interesting story about the princess who dedicated her life to the church, giving up all the comforts of being a princess… to become a nun.

2)- The newer section, with all the art, paintings and relics from the era.

Being in Aveiro (that is not known for its history)… this was actually a very pleasant surprise, and a nice way of spending about an hour and a half, imagining the history, as you go through each area.

Come here… take in the atmosphere, and learn a little about this “unknown” Saint. I am pretty sure you will enjoy it, as I did.
Written March 29, 2016
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Anthea00
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA21 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This museum was wonderful! It had great permanent collections and temp. exhibits, great staff and a really good audio guide (which I don't usually like)
If you go to only one museum in Aveiro, make it this one.
Written September 28, 2014
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