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Museu dos Biscainhos

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Address: Rua dos Biscainhos, Braga 4700-415, Portugal
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Very interesting with beautiful gardens

The tour was interesting with some very nice rooms. The tour is self paced and you are just reading the materials. I felt that the tour guide was rushing a little because you are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kristen S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was interesting with some very nice rooms. The tour is self paced and you are just reading the materials. I felt that the tour guide was rushing a little because you are only supposed to be in the building for 25 minutes for the tour. I was reading the English material so it was taking me some time... More 

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Thank Kristen S
Brussels, Belgium
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1,105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The house is only visited on guided tours but that was good, and in several languages. The garden is equally beautiful

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Thank Jurgen B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Just reviewing the palace itself(the garden not included in this) and it is interesting and you can get a good hour in there. Very interesting architecture with a good guide which explains well and answers your questions.

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Thank Oscar C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is s small museu with a beautiful garden, all in barroco style. The access to the garden it´s free.

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Thank Manuel S
Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We didn't even realise this was there. The outside of the place looked interesting so we got closer to investigate and found it was a museum, and it was open. Having spoken to what we now know was the house tour guide, we paid our entry fee of €2 each and were told to begin in the garden and return... More 

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Thank Anyportman
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

You will find a shady tree inwhich a residence had been built for ladies( because a tanned skin was not permissible for the ladies) and a kitchen where there was running warm water since XVIIth century- recycled from the oven - through an ingenious system. And, above all, an extraordinary garden!

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Thank dlmarsan
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The Biscainhos (from Biscay) did some superb stone work in and around Braga especially on the cathederal but the best stone work here is in the lobby as you go in. A former stable yard. There are some interesting artefacts here and they are all donated by local people. Excellent painted ceiling, and you can get the feel of what... More 

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Thank Chasingclouds
Shanghai, China
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Interesting museum, defiantly worth to see, all you might need is 1-1.5 hrs. of time and 2 euros for entrance (including garden)

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Thank Alexander_Miller
Accrington, Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Interesting manor house in the old city which provides an Upstairs, Downstairs perspective on life in 18th century Braga........Or should that be a Downton Abbey perspective? On Sundays, admission is free but, as has been previously mentioned, you are escorted throughout and given a very terse description......." Antechamber. Seventeenth Century. Neoclassical" If you ask the guide questions, however, you will... More 

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Thank swampbeastie
Braga, Portugal
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Take your time to visit this museum and since you are there go and visit the gardens as well. The museum has a lot of interesting pieces and the gardens are very beautiful.

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Thank João L

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