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Museu D. Diogo de Sousa - Museum of Archeology
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Owner description: The D. Diogo de Sousa Museum of Archaeology works on the support of archaeological research, conservation and promotion of regional archaeological sites and artefacts through display and educational activities. The museum is open to the public since June 2007 in a fantastic new building with roman ruins preserved ‘in situ’.The permanent exhibition starts in the corridor at the entrance with a brief explanation of the museum’s history followed by the collection from the Palaeolithic to the Early Midle Age. Most part of the exhibition shows how Bracara Augusta (roman town Braga) was integrated into the Roman Empire, the urban development of the city, the organization of public and domestic areas, the roads and the nearby necropolises and the religion in roman and paleo-christian times.
Reviewed September 21, 2018

I'm one of those who believe that museums ought to be free. I was told this was but it wasn't. I have no special interest nor do I have sufficient understanding to warrant paying to go in. There are some parts which are open to non-paying visitors, but they didn't do anything for me, nor did the building itself. What was more interesting was the commemorative structure just before the museum, titled "Movimento Perpétuo", which I supposed was influenced by the ancient arches of the city. See photo.

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The building is nice and the collection is also very interesting but it really seems it's abandoned by the authorities. Lack of information, the way they display the information it's not very friendly for a regular visitor. Also, the roman tiles are in a really bad shape, full of humidity. They really need to have more support.

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Lover of archaeology and Im Disappointed with this one. Lack of information is so frustrating even though it has cool and interesting objects.

Thank Oscar C
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Braga is a city of beautiful architecture and design...how could its newest museum be such a poorly designed mess? The approach is so ugly and unwelcoming. Tiny display cases with even tinier type line the entryways. The mosaic house is in an unmarked location our friends missed. .we only saw it because a guide saw us entering an off-limits space (with a wide open door) and redirected us. Many unlabeled display cases.

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Reviewed March 13, 2016

The museum is a little bit out of the town centre but is walkable c. 1km. The outside and layout is kind of modernist in intention. After getting your ticket you walk down a long corridor to the first rooms but I found the articles on the walls too small to read properly even squatting down a bit. The thrust of the modern is reflected in the minimalist explanations and designation of artefacts. The artefacts though are pretty good. However it would be nice to have had some explanation of the roman inscriptions of the stone plinths which were impressive. There are small guide notebooks on each floor but I could only find one (I was alone in the museum) but again had a real problem working out a) what exhibits they referred to and b) disappointed at the absence of any further explanations or background to the exhibits which was a shame as some were worthy. I only found out about the outside access to the roman ruins of a house by asking at reception whether I had missed anything. Similarly I had to ask where one of the key exhibits was (blue decorated silver saucer) and had to return and squat down to admire its beauty. It is a good museum but is let down mainly by the absence of background and explanations on what are in fact good displays. Didn't try the cafe as I was the only one there and it didn't seem to be open.Perhaps bad timing.

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