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Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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Address: Rua Dom Manuel II 56, Porto 4050-342, Portugal
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Portuguese painting and sculpture

Accidentally dropped by this museum, ticket was 2.5 euro with a student card. The layout and decoration in the museum is a little lame but the content worths every penny. Some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accidentally dropped by this museum, ticket was 2.5 euro with a student card. The layout and decoration in the museum is a little lame but the content worths every penny. Some artefacts displayed were not captioned in English.

Thank Yinci Y
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum by myself in August 2016 as my wife, two children and relatives were not interested. The Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis is best reached by taxi as it is a bit further from the center of Old Porto in terms of walking and taking a taxi can save you time. The museum was interesting and... More 

Thank blairkk25
Sao Marcos da Serra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very good exhibiton and very impressive paintings specially coming for a painter that died with 30 years old in 1918. At the entrance of the exhibition do not loose 7 amazing paintings of Paula Rego.

Thank francisco422
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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...

Thank Travelling_LindaG
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

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