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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
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.
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
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
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