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Alberto Sampaio Museum

Rua Alfredo Guimaraes, Guimaraes 4800-407, Portugal
+351 253 423 910
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Nice location... shame about the presentation

This is mostly a collection of catholic religious artefacts. The museum is not well presented nor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
A Citana de Briterios Must

Actually called the (SMS) and a bit hard to find unless you look for this name on poorly signed... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Jerry C
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At Alberto Sampaio Museum everything combines to leave the visitor wanting to return here. We get thrilled without knowing why. What is certain is that visitors feel serenity and left enchanted by the beauty of the set. This is the only national museum that opens its doors during the night, in the months of July and August. Visit this "museum at night" is an experience you will never forget. This museum certainly deserves, "all visits and visitors makes swears to come back here every time we're in Guimaraes" (Jose Saramago). Want to try?
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Rua Alfredo Guimaraes, Guimaraes 4800-407, Portugal
+351 253 423 910
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is mostly a collection of catholic religious artefacts. The museum is not well presented nor well organised. There are undoubtably genuine treasures here but without a sufficient narrative (or a guide) the visitor will be at best bewildered, at worst disappointed.

Thank WernMachine
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Actually called the (SMS) and a bit hard to find unless you look for this name on poorly signed building. It is a privately funded museum so their is a tiny entrance fee that comes with a guide who also opens the protected areas for...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Keep you eyes open to spot this wonderful museum and once inside keep looking as there are different floors and areas to find. From the outside this looks very small but you ned to walk through the courtyard and follow a guide or get directions...More

1  Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A museum of classical religious art, mainly from the church nearby, beautiful cloister, some interesting works. Not a must. Ridiculously small notice tags for the exhibits, almost impossible to read.

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were on a trip to the historic centre, when the thunderstorm that had been brewing all day began and so we dived in here for shelter. On the ground floor are a series of cloisters surrounding a garden and as we sat here amid...More

Thank greenfingersfishes8
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The first advantage is to see the cloister of the church, then you see a downstairs room with some monumental pieces, but upstairs is a treasure trove of paintings, frescoes,and statuary. Small is beautiful and this should not be missed. Buy a joint ticket for...More

Thank GCW56
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We really enjoyed this place, which has some very unusual objects. We went with three small childre (8, 7 and 4) and they all found something they were interested in.

Thank AnonymousInAmiens
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This Museum is situated in the Historical District of Guimaraes. It is located in an old convent and the convent cloisters next to the Church da Oliveira. Alberto Sampaio was the first director of the Museum and was instrumental in bringing together this wonderful collection...More

Thank Ramatazz
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was a very nice opportunity of knowing this garden museum area. In the claustro/ patio inside this building it is possible to see a big olive tree. The biggest i ever see!

Thank adriana n
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Superb, all-encompassing museum. This should be every visitor's first stop when in Guimaraes as it gives a most informative history lesson of the city and the surrounding area. There is a fascinating exhibition that focuses on religious art, an impressive weaponry exhibit and superb cloister....More

1  Thank backpacker31
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