Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro

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  • Address: Largo Dr. José Rodrigues, 3000-236 Coimbra, Portugal
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +351-239853070
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

Founded in 1913, this important Portuguese museum of art is housed in the former Bishop’s Palace. Before you head in and see the collections, take a moment to appreciate the courtyard and the building. It has been a place of importance for over 2000 years! Here, has stood an administrative center for the Roman city of Aeminium, the location of an 11th century Christian temple and a 12th century Episcopal palace.

Inside, the highlights of the museum are:

  • Ancient artefacts from the roman city of Aeminium.
  • Portuguese and European sculpture from the 10th - 18th centuries.
  • Religious jewellery and precious metalworks from the 12th - 18th centuries.
  • Portuguese paintings from the 15th - 18th centuries.
  • Portuguese decorative ceramics from the 16th - 20th centuries.
  • Portuguese furniture from 16th - 19th centuries.
  • Miscellaneous collections of ancient books, glassware, metals and oriental art.
  • Drawings, sketches and portraits from 19th - 20th century.

Next, head to the basement of the palace for an ancient treasure - the Cryptoporticus. It’s a Roman-era artificial platform constructed to serve as the base for the forum of the city of Aeminium, which was the Roman city that once existed here.

The museum also carries out research, preservation and restoration projects.

Check out the museum shop and restaurant.

Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro Travel Tips

  • Disabled accessible.

Entrance Ticket Details For Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro

  • Audioguide: EUR 7.50
  • Criptoportico EUR 3
  • Thematic visits: EUR 3
  • 50% discounts for 65+ years of age, students, kids and families.
  • 40% discount for the disabled and their carer.
  • Group guided tours: EUR 60 for guide + admission ticket (Double price for guided tours outside of opening hours)
  • Free on Sunday.
  • Free for under 12 years of age, unemployed citizens of the EU.

How to Reach Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro

  • Drive to Praça da República and park there.
  • Walk to here.

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  • Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro Address: Largo Dr. José Rodrigues, 3000-236 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro Contact Number: +351-239853070
  • Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Museu Nacional De Machado De Castro: 04:00 Hrs
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