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Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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Address: Rua Dom Manuel II 56, Porto 4050-342, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 339 3770
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A good background with with to begin

This museum is interesting in that it gives you a bit of a background for looking at Portuguese art. We did it and followed up with the art district - which was a great contrast... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting eclectic mix of modern, 19th century and older art and artefacts. It is arranged over three floors with a decent shop and café. The garden is also worth a visit if the weather permits.

Thank ChrisG1963
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This museum is interesting in that it gives you a bit of a background for looking at Portuguese art. We did it and followed up with the art district - which was a great contrast. And the walk there revealed some interesting neighborhoods. Definitely go if you have the time - but don't expect a world class museum - just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Went early in the morning and spent 2 hours here had a drink and saw some old art, beautiful ceramics and interesting costumes. Worth a visit...

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Eye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We only got to one floor as we'd walked enough already that day. The art was well shown but without much context, not helped as the English brochures had run out.

Thank John L
Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

One of the best collections that show the most famous portuguese painters of the 19th and 20th century, as well as sculpture and fine china. All in a nice elegant building of the 18th century which used to be a palace with nicely decorated walls.

Thank Guida S
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This museum has fine art, but I came here for the decorative arts, of which there is wonderful collection. There's French, English, and Portuguese furniture of the 17th to 19th centuries, as well as Oriental and Portuguese ceramic ware. The gift shop has high quality reproductions for sale. Highly recommended if you're a fan of the decorative arts.

Thank David G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Good medium sized museum with beautiful paintings and craft works. There needs to be more emphasis on having information translated to English for foreign visitors.

Thank KarolaRS
Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Housed in the Carrancas Palace, the National Museum Soares dos Reis (in honor of a famous sculptor of Porto) is dedicated to fine art, decorative arts and archeology. The museum counts more than 13,000 pieces, of which about 3000 corresponds to drawing and painting. The rest are distributed by sculpture collections, engraving, decorative arts (furniture, stoneware, porcelain, glass, jewelery, jewelery,... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

There was some interesting art, and some of the rooms were still decorated nicely. But there was NO information available to tell the story of the art. We guessed that many of the artists knew each other, or went to an art school together, but there was no explanation. We don't even know how the museum got its name. Also,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is an eclectic collection of art and artefacts. My favourites were the sculptures of António Soares dos Reis and the paintings of Henrique Pousão. The top level contains some impressive furniture, ceramics and decorative pieces. The rooms on this floor have retained the look and feel of the past glory of this palace. The two temporary exhibitions were poor... More 

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