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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

Largo Doutor Jose Rodrigues, Coimbra 3000-236, Portugal
+351 239 853 070
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Ancient history

Well-presented sculpture museum showing all ages of Coimbra civilization. Few people visiting when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Above and beyond

I went in expecting a room or two of Roman ruins and a few sculptures...I was wrong. The... 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 1 week ago via mobile

Well-presented sculpture museum showing all ages of Coimbra civilization. Few people visiting when I was there on a Friday afternoon.

Thank path51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in expecting a room or two of Roman ruins and a few sculptures...I was wrong. The underground ruins are quite possible the neatest place I've been. It's a huge area, and I was the only person there (arrived at opening time) for almost...More

Thank Silveryn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is just around the corner from the old cathedral and a few blocks from the University. It is really one of the finest museums we have visited in our 2 weeks in Portugal. The collection takes up 4 floors and is well organized....More

Thank SACALosAngeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 6euro entry fee made me think it would be a short visit. The staff showing you which way to go was unusual, but because of the extent and brilliantly curated nature of this place you needed them. And the entry fee could have been...More

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It is closed on Mondays and does not open until 2 on Tuesdays--so we only had an hour and I wish we had had more. Everything in this museum is stunning and so well displayed and lit! It is a bit of a maze--but there...More

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The museum Machado de Castro is enlisted on the Unesco World Heritage list and covers about 20 centuries. We had only a few hours to discover it but its extensive reach makes it impossible to properly digest everything. You start underground in the mind blowing...More

Thank MarKno
Reviewed 7 September 2017

it's an excellent place to discover portuguese culture, and enjoy the best collections of religious sculptures and paintings

Thank pearlyamorio
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our initial delight in a seniors price of €3 per person entrance soon waned when, after being given the information sheet /guide we decided we would like to start our visit on the 1st floor (ceramics and textiles). But we weren't allowed to do that...More

Thank toptoothman
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I had read the very positive reviews, and this totally lived up to my expectations. The integration of the underground Roman remains has been superbly carried out. The main floors have excellent displays of sculpture from religious buildings, largely from the Coimbra area, by Portuguese...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is spectacular. A world class musuem, beautifully created, curated, designed. Even if you're not generally interested in sculpture, you should really visit. An incredibly beautiful collection. One of the jewels of Europe. This should be a must visit whilst in Coimbra.

Thank Jethro672
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