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Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're like me, your introduction to European painting probably came from critics focused on Italian, French, Dutch and Spanish artists. Imagine my surprise when we visited the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and were introduced to a number of excellent Portuguese painters, especially...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Beautiful museum, with impressive collection of sculptures by Soares dos Reis. We also had the opportunity of seeing the temporary exhibit on the collector and philanthropist João Allen, which was immense and very informative! A tip for interested travelers: the Quinta de Villar d'Allen (situated...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Although the internet said it was free - it is only so for permanent residents of Portugal. However, I feel fine about paying €5 to support this hidden gem of a decorative and art museum. It isn’t the biggest museum that I have been to,...More

1  Thank Matt M
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The staff was not super nice, we almost had to insist to buy tickets. Inside the museum, there is no explanation for any objects. There is not redline and we go from statues to paintings, without any explanation. Disappointed for 5€ a single adult ticket.

2  Thank Mflower42
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We spent some quality time in this museum dedicated to fine arts. Beautiful portraits that seem to speak to you from the canvas and tell stories about Portugal, its variety and uniqueness. Came across a number of wonderful statues displayed so as to emphasize their...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

I spent yesterday morning at the Museu Soares dos Reis. It is installed in the Palace of Carrancas, construction of end of the century. XVIII. I was astonished at the state of degradation it is in. Cracked walls, with the paint coming out (damp?), I...More

3  Thank JOSPIR89
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Luckily, admission was free. Some of the better works could be in art galleries for sale. Most are at the level of home decorations by a talented family member.

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This museum has a good collection of art and sculpture in an interesting building with a pretty garden. It is a short walk out of the city centre.

Thank Juliet H
Reviewed April 5, 2018

At a quarter of the cost of the Fundacao Serralves this lovely museum was much more impressive. The staff were friendly and there is a nice cafe and courtyard garden. After some rather dull portraits there is some much more striking artwork on the upper...More

2  Thank NeilSK
Reviewed March 9, 2018

So much to see and so quiet. The satff are very welcoming and friendly and helpful The art is all Portuguese and a great insight into the art history of Porto. Really good work on view. The building is so beautiful but needs visitors to...More

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