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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

Largo Doutor Jose Rodrigues, Coimbra 3000-236, Portugal
+351 239 853 070
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Extra big and unique museum

I enjoyed my visit to this special museum Plan to spend extra time here because it worth it and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amman, Jordan

The Roman ruins are extensive, well lit, and described. The rest of the museum has religious art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark R
Poulsbo, Washington
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Largo Doutor Jose Rodrigues, Coimbra 3000-236, Portugal
+351 239 853 070
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed my visit to this special museum Plan to spend extra time here because it worth it and entrance fees are reasonable

Thank Mohammed_Liswi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roman ruins are extensive, well lit, and described. The rest of the museum has religious art with some really unusual depictions of St. Bernard.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

After climbing the Quebra Costas (back breaker) uphill street to the University, I stopped into this fine museum and had a delicious cappuccino on the terrace that overlooks the old cathedral (Velha Se) and part of the University. The collection of the museum is supposed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in the former Archbishop's Palace, this museum contains an excellent collection of medievial sculptures and religious paintings. Amongst the buildings, there is a Moorish tower and Roman crypt amidst a warren of underground passages

Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, if archaeology or history is not your proverbial cup of tea, you better stroll along the river. But, if you like history, this is a place you must visit. It is difficult to describe, but starting from (literally) the bottom, it takes a couple...More

Thank janneman55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in a former Bishop's palace, situated near the top of the town, and sitting atop an ancient Roman city, this museum is one of the finest I've seen. Even the greatest art museums can be somewhat predictable: the greatest artists, usually European on display...More

Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is amazing. Besides the building in which you enter itself and all the art on display, the Museum itself is a living Museum, since you can go downstairs and visit what is left of a Medieval city and if you keep going downstairs...More

1  Thank Paula L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Machado de Castro Museum has a great variety of collections which including sculpture, painting, precious metals, ceramics and textiles. The sculpture collection is known to be the most extensive of Portugal and has artefacts sculpted in stone, wood, clay and ivory. The most interesting part...More

Thank pimentones
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Personally, I did not find the museum that interesting, however for someone who likes looking at religious artifacts and such, this would surely be a gem. We managed to go in for free on a Sunday (first Sunday of the month is usually free). I...More

Thank Zuzanna W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent visit illustrating local history through sculpture and pictures. Well laid out and logical. Staff helpful and signage in Portuguese and English. The restaurant has super views over the city

Thank ian548christie
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