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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

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Coimbra's Roman Heritage Ex-libris

If you are visiting Coimbra, you should go to this Museum, full of roman pieces os sculpture... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coimbra, Portugal
Embrace history

If you visit Coimbra, don't miss this museum... full of history from romans to the history of today... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Largo Doutor Jose Rodrigues, Coimbra 3000-236, Portugal
+351 239 853 070
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Coimbra, you should go to this Museum, full of roman pieces os sculpture, sacred images, paintings, pieces of arquitecture and so many interesting things. You'll see the Cryptoporticus of Coimbra, of the old Roman city of Aeminium, that was built to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Coimbra, don't miss this museum... full of history from romans to the history of today ... roman statues, sacred images, paintings, jewelry , a charriot and even a chapel inside...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If, like us, you’re enjoying Coimbra and want to keep enjoying Coimbra then stay away from this place. Because if you lose your way wondering around the museum, and you will, because signs for the route to take are poor or non-existent, you will be...More

1  Thank GreyMountain
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This museum has received considerable funding and as a result offers a really unique perspective on a Roman forum as well as ecclesiastical sculptures lit and displayed in a way that is seldom seen. In comparison, the painting and metalwork galleries feel much more traditional....More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

We are not huge fine art museum fans, but love Roman remains and the lower two level of this museum are of Roman origin. Just amazing to walk through the maze that used to be a Roman village. Sort of a subterranean labyrinth. Incredibly well...More

1  Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The recently renovated museum hosts a vast collection of sculptures through the ages and much more besides. Well worth the vist but allow time to chill on the roof terrace after the visit, the offer a lovely tranqui view of the old Catheral and the...More

2  Thank LiliGo92
Reviewed 13 July 2018

By far one of the best museums we have toured. The roman ruins on the lower level outstanding, the sculpture, the art, the history. This attraction is a must see!

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We visited this museum after I read a traveler's report on TA's forums and I'm so glad we did! It was so fascinating and gave great insight into the history of the area. I'd say it's a "don't miss" if you're visiting Coimbra!

Thank ChikadeeBC
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is a well organised , chronologically well set out museum with some real treasures. The displays honour the artifacts by setting them out simply and stylishly so the visitor can take them in.The staff were very helpful in making sure we made the most...More

1  Thank JandBPGB
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is a true unknown hidden gem in plain day light. Below you visit the Roman Forum basement. There are a wide variety of exhibition themes (Statues, religious objects, jewellery, painting, ceramics, etc), across multiple periods (Romanic to XXth century), multiple materials (stone, wood,...More

2  Thank annonymus800
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