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Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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Address: Rua Dom Manuel II 56, Porto 4050-342, Portugal
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Great place for a rainy Sunday

Excellent museum of Portuguese painting, sculpture and ceramics. Great for a rainy day (which we did) with a decent little cafe which you don't have to pay to access. Entry is €10... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 15, 2015
meadowend51
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were expecting a more interesting experience than the reality produced. We visited on a rainy Sunday morning, having been led to believe by a guidebook that the museum entrance would be free on that day. It turned out to be only free nowadays on the first Sunday of the month. The exhibits were pretty standard, though obviously of particular... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

Excellent museum of Portuguese painting, sculpture and ceramics. Great for a rainy day (which we did) with a decent little cafe which you don't have to pay to access. Entry is €10 for adults, €5 for students and other concessions. Lockers and umbrella safes at the entrance so you don't have to carry bags, coats and brollys round the exhibitions.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

Portugal arts are a closed book to most. As a result this museum is a chance to see some interesting art and in particular the sculptures of the artist after which the place is named. When we went there were only a hand full of visitors and it felt like a private viewing. There is also a collection of jewelry... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Quite a nice building and some nice pieces, but overall more of a time waster than something you would really make time to see...

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cairo - egypt
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

The National Museum Soares dos Reis, formerly the Portuense Museum, was founded in 1833 by king Pedro IV. The collections of Portuguese paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries and national and international objects of decorative arts, mostly from the 17th to the 19th century are exhibited on the second and third floors, where some of the rooms... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

The museum is rather small and the exhibits are nothing to write home about. Some nice paintings, but the second floor decorative arts expo was really disappointing, you can see much more on any Parisian flee market each weekend ! When we paid the entry fee of 5€, we were assured by the sales woman that everything would be in... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

The museum is in the Palacio dos Carrancas, which was built in 1795. The elegant palace was for official guests of Porto, in 1861 it was remodelled as King's Palace but it wasn't used very often. In the museum portugaise paintings and sculptures from the 19. and 20. century and a lot of decorativ art pieces like porcalain, glass and... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

First floor is concerned with paintings and sculpture: many dull portraits and landscapes; second floor with pottery and jewelery of a rather gaudy nature. Best bit was a duct tape covered horse carrying 'the weight of history', also covered in duct tape. It was funny and poignant and worth the visit in itself.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

An interesting display of art paintings and sculptures, problem for us was every description was only in Portuguese (yes I know it's in Portugal) so was frustrating as I don't speak it, so hardly appealing to the international brigade. Fabulous building though, and at only 5€ not expensive.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

we visited this museum on a particularly wet afternoon. if you appreciate art its worth a look as you do get a feeling of their style of paintings but it wasn't anything write home about the building is impressive though.

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