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Museu Grao Vasco

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Address: Adro da Se | Paço dos Três Escalões, Viseu 3500-195, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 232 422 049

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The National Museum Grão Vasco is located into the historical centre of Viseu, integrated into the ancient palace of the Bishops who is from the 16th century and besides of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum Grão Vasco is located into the historical centre of Viseu, integrated into the ancient palace of the Bishops who is from the 16th century and besides of the Cathedral. In the museum you can find several works who are different as well in type as in times. The principal collection of the museum are paintings coming from... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

One of the paintings is particularly impressive once it showns the adoration of child Jesus by the 3 kings being one of them an indian from Brasil which has been discovered by the Portuguese just a couple of years before. How quikly for the time the painter used this figure. remarkable. Also a good opportunity to see famous paintings from... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Enjoyed our visit here some really lovely paintings. Entrance fee was only €2 each. Only criticism is that there was no English translation. Would love to have learnt more about artists and subjects in a lot of instances.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

The museum is a great surprise in the small town of Viseu. Two rooms/works which are a must in the museum are: the paintings from Vasco Fernandes/Grão Vasco and the paintings from Columbano.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

Student discount price was 2€ and it features a really great collection of art pieces, one of the best in Portugal they say. In fact 10 of the pieces inside are nationally famous, the best being the painting depicting São Pedro or St Peter by Vasco Fernandes, the famous painter whose name was given to the museum itself.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

A small museum with a few things to see, but well worth it. Be prepared to fill out a feedback form (which takes longer than the visit).

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located on the former Bishop’s palace at Viseu’s Cathedral Complex, this museum holds paintings by some of the most important Portuguese artists - Grão Vasco, “O Gata”, Bordalo Pinheiro, etc. It also has an extensive collection of religious art, with a few of the older pieces found in our country. Highlights are Grão Vasco’s portrait of St. Peter, Bordalo Pinheiro’s... More 

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Driffield, North Humberside
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Guess it's pretty good if you like religious artefacts and fire and brimstone pictures. We did find a few good pieces of art work that we liked. Free entry on the first Sunday of the month so we were lucky there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This museum holds collections of paintings, religious paintings painted on wood, statues and icons along with some pottery and furniture. It is well kept and well worth a visit. The museum is in a lovely square right next door to the Cathedral.

Thank Jacky D
Maia, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Very well maintained and kept .Place to shop and is necessary to ticket purchase on site.An art to preserve!

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