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Museu de Olaria

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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loved the displays

Only takes about 15-30 mins but so interesting and unique. Loved the fun element of many of the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
susan g
Belfast, United Kingdom

Barcelos is famous for its ceramics. You can see various sculptures all over the place. The museum... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
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22 Jul 2018
“loved the displays”
19 Apr 2018
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Rua Conego Joaquim Gaiolas, Barcelos 4750-306, Portugal
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Only takes about 15-30 mins but so interesting and unique. Loved the fun element of many of the pieces. Great fun.

Thank susan g
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Barcelos is famous for its ceramics. You can see various sculptures all over the place. The museum has quite collection of ceramic sculptures and little figurines. Very good for art lovers

Thank mpasnikowski
Reviewed February 16, 2018

I visited Barcelos just because of this museum. And it was my highlight of the trip there though I also saw many other interesting things in Barcelos. I'm a ceramicist and I enjoyed the special history of the ceramic culture in Barcelos. It's naive in...More

Thank Kvalka
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Great place for pottery lovers Here we could find unique pieces made by artisans Here we can work the clay Here we can take part in workshops Much more than a museum ... a real school

1  Thank susanamrcgx
Reviewed May 19, 2016

An excellent museum with an excellent show of tradicional ceramic artesanat, namelly what we call the figured (representations of popular or imagined figures).

Thank bettencourtana
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This museum is a real pledge of Barcelos cultural heritage. Pottery has been a hadicraft activity in this Portuguese region, an artistic activity which have been feeding a lot of families for centuries.

Thank José B
Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Pottery museum in Barcelos as the biggest collection of Portuguese “Figurado” that are clay representation of every day tasks and professions linked mainly agriculture, but also others. Several Barcelos artist are represented there the main famous Rosa Ramalho and Bothers Baraça. In the museum...More

1  Thank Miguel M
Reviewed March 25, 2015

Museu de Olaria The pottery Museum you will find in the old building who once was the “Casa dos Mendanhas” situated in the middle of the historic centre of Barcelos, at walking distance from the Igreja Matriz and the Paço dos Condes. Unfortunately it was...More

Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Old home converted to beautiful museum. It is a light high ceilinged space where art can be displayed well. The museum is handicapped equipped and easy to navigate. We saw examples of pottery accompanied by a well done video showing the artists creating their work....More

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