Museu Grão Vasco

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Museu Grão Vasco
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Pedro A
Lisbon, Portugal10 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
One of the most beautiful cathedrals that I have visited (I have seen quite a lot !).
Intimist, well preserved and with an historical treasure which is unique!
Written December 28, 2019
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Gül Meryem K
24 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
A little nice museum just in the center ok Viseu. The entrence fee is very reasonable, worths to visit it.
Written October 28, 2019
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Julian W
Essex40 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Being in Viseu for just one day and having visited the cathedral and found a nice place to have lunch not knowing what to expect we thought we'd give this museum-gallery a try. It turned out to contain some truly magnificent artworks - all done by Portuguese exponents of pan-European art movements but nevertheless masterpieces. Really worth a visit.
As a bonus there is until 25.8.19 a special temporary exhibition on as well - Identity, Pronouns and Emotions - based on the artist's view of I (self-portraits), you (intimate portraits of relatives, friends), he/she (commissions of 3rd parties, we, you, they - a really clever and original idea. Expertly done and covering painings from the 1500s to today. again, really worth the visit.
And the cost? Pennies to get in!
Written June 21, 2019
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Isabel S
Obidos, Portugal4 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Interesting museum. Easy to walk around. A landmark in the city.
Located in the centre of the old part of the town, next to the Cathedral, it is a must if you like art.
Written May 7, 2019
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MGaylard
Horsham, UK277 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was a nice museum to visit. Nice and light and easy to walk around freely to have the time to view the exhibits.

Some of the stuff was really interesting to see but I must put my hand up and say that religious art does not do it for me. But that does not detract fromn the museum in any way and I would still say it was worth a visit
Written March 4, 2019
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kidung jeong
4 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
National museum. This is very good place to visit. If you are students your entrance fee is 2€. The postcard selling here is also good choice
Written January 5, 2019
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southerntraveller49
Andalucia, Spain881 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
This is one of the cultural landmarks in the city that will attract anyone who is an art lover. The first thing to bear in mind is that most of the paintings displayed belong to one author -Grão Vasco, a famous Portuguese painter from the XV-XVI centuries-, and that they are of religious inspiration, so it might not be to everyone´s taste, as the esthetics and themes depicted are according to its nature. But you needn´t focus on that only, the quality of the paintings are great,as well as its conservation degree and they make up quite a complete colection. I´m not a specialist, but I got the impression they are something that can be placed somewhere in the middle between Medieval and Renaissance styles. Of course, there are other newer authors and things on display beside these paintings (pottery, sculpture...), but they are the main point. The museum is medium-sized, so seeing it around won´t tire you much, it might take you just over one hour and a half or so. Its surroundings are interesting and worth a visit, as the museum is located in the monumental part of the city, beside the Cathedral.
Written June 27, 2018
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK671 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
I must admit to not having heard of the artist, Vasco Fernandes, and so was interested to see the works on display in the Museu Grao Vasco.

Many of the exhibits were gathered together from the churches in the locale and the cathedral of Viseu, and I think this is a very good way to display the riches of the religious heritage of a city - let's face it, so many beautiful artefacts stay in their local churches and are never enjoyed fully by the public and this seems such an eminently sensible way to honour and preserve such treasures.

Staff at Reception were very friendly and helpful, spoke good Engish and were able to give us all the information we needed to make the most of our visit. Each room has an interactive display on a tablet, highlighting details of particular exhibits and some rooms had explanatory leaflets or sheets, where an English version was available.

The museum had been refurbished in the early 2000's and was light, clean and fresh and airy. Rooms were large and light, giving exhibits plenty of room for display and plenty of room for visitors to stand back and appreciate the works of art.

The works by Vasco Fernandes were, quite simply, stunning. Even if you don't approach them from a foundation of faith, you can appreciate the craftmanship and detail and the execution - one large picture with three smaller underneath - is an interesting concept.

At the end of the exhibition, there is a room where 12 paintings are displayed and, if you know your Bible, you can follow the story of Christ through from Conception to Death, Resurrection and Ascension, followed by Pentecost. A really powerful set of paintings, tastefully displayed.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I don't think you necessarily have to be approaching it from a faith foundation to appreciate the range of items on display.

Would thoroughly recommend.
Written May 11, 2018
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Jorge G
Lisbon, Portugal127 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
A very interesting Museum to know the intellectual reality of Viseu.
Based mainly on the painter Vasco Fernandes, it has beautiful paintings and the work of restoration of the building is very well achieved.
Very attentive staff and they make us feel very welcomed.
Highly recommend a visit
Written March 22, 2018
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958fredericom
Lisbon, Portugal39 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
One of Portuguese greatest painters, do not miss this when in Viseu; here you can have a glimpse of some fascinating works and also "travel" to an era with paintings depicting old situations and places.
Written January 23, 2018
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