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Museu Regional de Beja (Museu Rainha D. Leonor)

Largo da Conceicao, Beja 7800-131, Portugal
+351 284 323 351
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Interesting but lacking explanations

This museum is one that should be more interesting to visit than it is. There are many interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
London, ON
Rather dull museum in a magnificent setting

Fantastic building with a good collection, but not well presented. Staff seemed uninterested... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Harald V
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Largo da Conceicao, Beja 7800-131, Portugal
+351 284 323 351
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This museum is one that should be more interesting to visit than it is. There are many interesting items but it looks like they need more professional curation to display and explain things with the detail a person interested in history desires.

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic building with a good collection, but not well presented. Staff seemed uninterested. Rather oldfashioned and outdated compared to modern and ambitious museums.

Thank Harald V
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The tiles on the walls, the painted ceilings, the collection of paintings from old schools, etc are amazing.

1  Thank ptnov64
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must see. The museum is housed in a former convent and within has an XVII century church which is spectacular. The baroque carvings are gilded and there are beautiful tiles too. The tiled walkways are beautiful.

1  Thank Jacky D
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The convent was founded in the second half of the 15th century for the order of the sisters of Santa Clara. From outside you could be forgiven for thinking it was a Moorish palace. When first you enter you cannot help but notice the gold...More

3  Thank iandsmith
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The museum was a former monastery but today it's also the main museum of Beja. Here you can find important painting from XVIIth century, artifacts from roman time and much more.

Thank Joao D
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

After seeing the castle, this is a great next stop. Housed in a beautiful reconverted convent the museum has an amazing chapel and charter house. The blend of mudejar and gothic art makes it simply fascinating to walk through. Another gem is the mudejar decorative...More

1  Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Just the right size, stunning interiors and well illustrates the layers of culture and history here. Easy to imagine the cultured nun pouring her heart out in passionate letters in the giddily decorated interiors of the convent. If you visit this museum, you can happily...More

2  Thank Annukka K
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spend an hour or so. Lots of photo opportunities and only €2 admission!! You also get info in English on a handout which is really useful.

2  Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Good range of middle ages art, sone prehistoric pieces, wide range of curious things from different ages in the region. Wonderful church altar. However, in need of some restoration. No toilet facilities inside!

2  Thank carlosmp
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