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The Museum of Lamego is installed in the ancient Episcopal Palace, whose reconstruction is due to D. Manuel de Vasconcelos Pereira, the Bishop of Lamego between 1773 and 1786. Founded in 1917, after de 1910 Revolution (Republic), its collection...more
The paintings of Vasco Fernandes (Grão Vasco, as they call him in Portugal) and the flemish tapestries are for me the highlights of a small but impressive collection. I think a little bit of thought could be put into the presentation of the exhibits, though,...More
This museum is at the center of a quite interesting old community. Our guide brought to life the nuances of the historical artifacts, which was enlightening. The whole area was sort of a museum, with narrow, winding streets and shops, and a cathedral at the...More
There is not much to see in this museum. We were with a riverboat cruise group and needed you'll time so we stopped. The tapestries are supposedly a highlight but we had seen other tapestries and only gave them a passing look. If you have...More
This is a small museum housed in what was originally the Bishop's palace. There is a good collection of mainly religious art and other artefacts and a small gift shop in the entrance. Worth a visit if you have time and are into religious art.
Although Lamego is a small town but its museum has a good collection of paintings and tapestries displayed inside. Our cruise group was in good time to follow a guided tour inside with full explanation on the exhibits. A set of 5 religious paintings removed...More
We visited the museum as part of a tour of Lamego and knew nothing about it. We were very pleasantly surprised. The high-lights were a set of five religious paintings in vibrant colors for an alter and baroque alters removed from religious buildings. There were...More