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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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A truly jaw dropping gallery/museum, so extensive and truly stunning

The 6euro entry fee made me think it would be a short visit. The staff showing you which way to go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Noel C
London, United Kingdom
A world class museum!

It is closed on Mondays and does not open until 2 on Tuesdays--so we only had an hour and I wish we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jesse K
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+351 239 853 070
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The 6euro entry fee made me think it would be a short visit. The staff showing you which way to go was unusual, but because of the extent and brilliantly curated nature of this place you needed them. And the entry fee could have been...More

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is closed on Mondays and does not open until 2 on Tuesdays--so we only had an hour and I wish we had had more. Everything in this museum is stunning and so well displayed and lit! It is a bit of a maze--but there...More

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum Machado de Castro is enlisted on the Unesco World Heritage list and covers about 20 centuries. We had only a few hours to discover it but its extensive reach makes it impossible to properly digest everything. You start underground in the mind blowing...More

Thank MarKno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's an excellent place to discover portuguese culture, and enjoy the best collections of religious sculptures and paintings

Thank pearlyamorio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our initial delight in a seniors price of €3 per person entrance soon waned when, after being given the information sheet /guide we decided we would like to start our visit on the 1st floor (ceramics and textiles). But we weren't allowed to do that...More

Thank toptoothman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read the very positive reviews, and this totally lived up to my expectations. The integration of the underground Roman remains has been superbly carried out. The main floors have excellent displays of sculpture from religious buildings, largely from the Coimbra area, by Portuguese...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is spectacular. A world class musuem, beautifully created, curated, designed. Even if you're not generally interested in sculpture, you should really visit. An incredibly beautiful collection. One of the jewels of Europe. This should be a must visit whilst in Coimbra.

Thank Jethro672
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is an amazing museum, based in the former Bishops palace. The visit starts underground in one of the most beautiful and grandiose cryptoportici of the Roman world. I must admit that I had not read about this and it came as a total surprise....More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Extremely well laid out, very helpful staff, fascinating exhibits, including the remains of a Roman settlement. Highly recommended

Thank DeeBorboleta
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is an enormous museum full of history, art and adventure. From its Roman foundations through to where the Forum once stood you will feel transported in time. The layout is amazing and the collection is incredible. Set aside time for it as you won't...More

Thank DC2florida
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