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“Loved the glass, ceramics and jewellery.”

Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis
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$53.95*
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Romantic Porto
Ranked #52 of 268 things to do in Porto
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Free on Sunday. 3rd floor houses the glass, ceramics and jewellery which were beautiful as was much of the furniture displayed. Very little information given on any of the pieces. 2nd floor has several dozen of Soares dos Reis`s sculptures. Also mostly 19th century Portugese paintings. First floor has a gift shop and what looked like nice deserts, etc. at a small cafe. No audio guide or tours were offered.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I knew very little about Portuguese artists before visiting the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and was very impressed. I was particularly drawn to the paintings of Henrique Pousão, who was able to create so much beauty before dying at the tender age of 25. His self-portrait is especially touching and a little haunting.

The museum has a superb collection, including paintings, sculpture, metalwork and ceramics. Although I mostly focused on the paintings, they have a stunning jewellry collection, with pieces from Roman times up until the 19th century.The Palacio itself is beautiful too. I highly recommend a visit to the museum.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I visited on a Sunday morning prior to my brunch reservation and really enjoyed the couple hours i spent here. The museum is housed in a beautiful building - on the top floor I found myself more drawn to the building then the displays. On the other levels were works by several Portuguese artists which were impressive. They also had on a temporary exhibit of art by mental health patients was really interesting.

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Yesterday,I was fortunate enough to visit this art museum which specializes in wonderful 19th Century and early 20th Century Portuguese Art.I saw fine paintings by these Portuguese painters:August Roquemont,Francisco Rezende,Joao Costa,Joaquim Ribeiro("Christian Martyr"),Silva Porto("Loading the Flock"),Marquis da Oliviera,Henrique Pousao("St.Sauves Landscape.my favorite work in this art museum),Arturo Loureiro,Aurelia Da Souza("Self-Portrait"),Dordio Gomes("Houses of Malakof,Paris"),Eduardo Viana("Don Maria Bridge,View of Porto",and Fernando Lanhas.Even though the Portuguese painters were less innovative than their French contemporaries,I still enjoyed this art museum.There were also quality sculptings by Soares Dos Reis.Their collection of non-Portuguese art was very limited,although I saw 2 fine portraits by Francois Clouet("Princess Margaret of Valois").The staff of this art museum was very enthusiastic and helpful.Senior citizens over 65 receive a discount on admission.There is a nice reasonably-priced cafe on the premises.So here is your chance to acquaint yourself with paintings and sculpture by Portuguese artists rarely seen in North American art museums.

Thank margatemensch2016
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The museum was well laid out and very interesting. As an English speaker I would have wished for more info in English.

We went on a Sunday when it is free and got a 50 per cent reduction on the Clerigos Tower climb! (2 euro reduced to 1!)

The temporary Art exhibition of mental health patients from all over Portugal was superb, and most interesting, some childlike and some amazingly detailed and sophisticated.

Thank Gillian S
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