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  • Philipa1296
    Lisbon, Portugal69 contributions
    Beautiful place. Historic with a lot of representation of the catholic church in Portugal for the many centuries it has been here
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • Mark H
    Sonoma, CA2,399 contributions
    Located in the former bishops palace adjacent to the cathedral, the Museo Grao Vasco host a trove of historic and contemporary art treasures, the most important being the sixteenth century paintings of Vasco Fernades and his followers. The large painting of St Peter was my favorite. Painted on wood, the painting has the scenes, with St Peter, holding the key to heaven, depicted as a white gloved 16th century noble with arched views of Christ carrying the cross on his left, and fisherman on the right. There is also a set of 14 paintings depicting the life of Christ. They are arranged together with seven below and seven above. The lower ones are Vasco’s works and the ones above, his students. While all are stunning, the works of the master stand out. His superior compositions including deft use of color, blending of light and dark, and exquisite detail, look at the flowing garments, set him apart. He must be included with the greatest artist of his time.

    The is also a small but worthwhile selection of contemporary art, and large selection of religious art from the medieval period and on. Carvings, tapestries, porcelains, and statuettes round out the eclectic offerings.

    Highly recommended.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • NonT
    Minneapolis, MN364 contributions
    Formerly a railway line, the views by the Dao river are superb! We stopped in several villages to get a better idea of the local food and the famous Dao wine
    Written November 10, 2021
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  • Mark H
    Sonoma, CA2,399 contributions
    These tiles tell the story of the rural history of Portugal, including nice market scenes. View point is a gorgeous park with a fountain.(
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Craig M
    Porto, Portugal3,118 contributions
    This is a nicely designed shopping mall with about six levels/floors. The mall is an oval shape, with an open space in the middle. The shape of he mall makes it easy to navigate, although the escalators are not the most user friendly.

    Most of the top floor is taken up by restaurants and a food court, but there is also an ice skating rink.

    On the lowest level, there is a water feature. I understand that this usually features a very all jet of water but it wasn't working when we visited.

    In keeping with the 'Ice Palace' theme, there is an ice bar on one of the lower levels.
    Written October 7, 2019
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  • Richard V
    Lichfield, UK53 contributions
    Deborah and I enjoyed an expresso here followed by a nice stroll around the grounds and managed to get really close to the very tame peacocks that strut around in large numbers
    Written August 23, 2022
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  • hans-jaguar
    Santa Comba Dao, Portugal21,704 contributions
    Due to the “Covid19” pandemic, we are visiting close to where we are living, so we had choosen for this trip : “The Quartz Museum” the first museum dedicated to only one mineral, quartz. It is located on Monte de Santa Luzia, the construction started in the year 2006, The Museum was built in the crater left at Monte de Santa Luzia for several years of exploration by the Portuguese Electric Furnace Company, which abandoned the site in 1986. The structure includes a science center, exhibition rooms, auditorium and library. The structure, is part of the "Route of Museums and Museological Spaces of the Center Region". It is worth to being visited, and realy good for couples with children, there is also enough parking place for the cars. When driving you can use those Coordenates GPS – N 40º41´48.51” and W 7º55´16.30”
    This coordenates will bring you on the parking from the museum.
    Written August 17, 2020
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  • Margie D
    York, PA629 contributions
    Igreja dating back to the 18th century, it is located directly across from the Sé cathedral. The rich decorations are a sharp contrast to the austere facade of Sé cathedral.
    Written March 25, 2022
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  • Luis Lima
    Classified131 contributions
    This a very cute city park where you have a place flr small kids, an semi-handicraft icecream shop in the middle with outside seating and general great vibes. Go for it
    Written June 14, 2019
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  • MadCookKath
    Sydney, Australia187 contributions
    Yes, here we go again, another Church, but honestly, these churches are amazing and a must see. The workmanship, the tiles, the ceilings are just mind blowing!
    Written August 30, 2018
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  • Aleviajando102
    15 contributions
    The museum has a very detailed and descriptive recollection of information on local traditions and practices, most of all the traditional linen production. With a showcase of utensils, videos and sounds, it manages to inspire and transmit a bit of cultural history of the region. On top, very friendly and helpful staff!
    Written April 11, 2017
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  • MadCookKath
    Sydney, Australia187 contributions
    This is a must see for anyone who goes to Portugal. Words will not do this site justice, you need to see this in the flesh. So glad I had the oppotunity.
    Written September 29, 2018
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  • filipags
    Lisbon, Portugal40 contributions
    and see more about the surroundings, but didn't understood how I got there. But it's a beautiful monument to this heroe.
    Written November 17, 2016
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  • Stefka
    Den Bosch, The Netherlands5 contributions
    We came to the welcome center to ask help for arranging visits to vineyards. Isabel was amazing! She got us a great lunch at Paco dos Cunhas with matching wines for very reasonable price. Then we got a great tour from Rita at Julia Kemper but the best part was meeting with Eurico & Maria at Quinta da Fata. Not as much a wine tasting, but more a meeting with friends. We talked about history, life in a mix of Spanish and English while enjoying their wines. It is a visit we will never forget. Thank you.
    Written September 4, 2021
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