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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

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Magnificently displaced antiquitie

The antiquities range from the Roman crypts and sculptures to historic Portuguese stone, ceramic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
david r b
Portland, Oregon
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Beautiful Trip

A must if in Coimbra! I really enjoyed my day at Museu Nacional. A great history lesson on Portugal... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Largo Doutor Jose Rodrigues, Coimbra 3000-236, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The antiquities range from the Roman crypts and sculptures to historic Portuguese stone, ceramic and wood sculpture, paintings, etc.. Beautifully displayed on multiple levels. The spacing between exhibits allows concentration on a single item, or on a large segment from an upper floor to s...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must if in Coimbra! I really enjoyed my day at Museu Nacional. A great history lesson on Portugal from ruins, sculptures, pottery, furniture, and tile. At the end I enjoyed a coffee in the cafe! Beautiful views.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the countless museums I have visited all over the world, this is one of the most "well done" and most memorable. Beyond the Roman ruins which you must visit below the museum, the collection of artifacts on the other 4 floors are not to...More

Thank Kent B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting different exhibitions from Roman foundations to the 12 apostle sculptures to the reconstructed church. The museum is a bit of a maze but the guides are on hand to point you in the right direction. We were a bit museum jaded after 2 hours...More

Thank Anita1967
Reviewed 31 August 2018

If you are visiting Coimbra, you should go to this Museum, full of roman pieces os sculpture, sacred images, paintings, pieces of arquitecture and so many interesting things. You'll see the Cryptoporticus of Coimbra, of the old Roman city of Aeminium, that was built to...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

If you visit Coimbra, don't miss this museum... full of history from romans to the history of today ... roman statues, sacred images, paintings, jewelry , a charriot and even a chapel inside...

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

If, like us, you’re enjoying Coimbra and want to keep enjoying Coimbra then stay away from this place. Because if you lose your way wondering around the museum, and you will, because signs for the route to take are poor or non-existent, you will be...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This museum has received considerable funding and as a result offers a really unique perspective on a Roman forum as well as ecclesiastical sculptures lit and displayed in a way that is seldom seen. In comparison, the painting and metalwork galleries feel much more traditional....More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We are not huge fine art museum fans, but love Roman remains and the lower two level of this museum are of Roman origin. Just amazing to walk through the maze that used to be a Roman village. Sort of a subterranean labyrinth. Incredibly well...More

1  Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The recently renovated museum hosts a vast collection of sculptures through the ages and much more besides. Well worth the vist but allow time to chill on the roof terrace after the visit, the offer a lovely tranqui view of the old Catheral and the...More

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