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Museu da Sociedade Martins Sarmento

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Address: Rua Paio Galvao 66, Guimaraes 4814-510, Portugal
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An illuminating guide, bringing the stones to life

We made arrangements to meet with Daniella, their education/outreach person, for a (free) guided review of the building and its material. She did her graduate thesis on the rock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We made arrangements to meet with Daniella, their education/outreach person, for a (free) guided review of the building and its material. She did her graduate thesis on the rock carvings in this northern region, but she knows much, much more about its pre-Christian and pre-Roman cultures. Ask her to show and explain to you the ancient image of the musician... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Wonderful finds from the Castro Culture hill forts, and the wonderful cloisters is a fun surprise (each capital is different).

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

This museum is not very well known but is wonderfull by its collection, arquitecture and history. Also the ticket is a bargain.

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Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

This is a precious gem which most visitors will miss. This small museum contains many ancient artifacts that were discovered in the areas around Guimaraes and elsewhere. The museum is located in a old convent and the space itself is beautiful. Ask to see the library. This is worth the visit and the inexpensive price.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Interesting museum, but a bit dry. Went there primarily to find out more about Citania de Briteiros before we ventured there, which we did. However, bought the Citania de Briteiros guidebook there and then found it was half the price at the actual site. Beware!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

We arrived at closing time but we joined the last guided tour, offered by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic archaeologist. Enjoyed a fascinating description of pre-Roman and Roman ceramics found nearby.

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