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“Interesting museum and worth a visit of you extra time in Braga”

Museu D. Diogo de Sousa - Museum of Archeology
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Ranked #21 of 79 things to do in Braga
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Owner description: The D. Diogo de Sousa Museum of Archaeology works on the support of archaeological research, conservation and promotion of regional archaeological sites and artefacts through display and educational activities. The museum is open to the public since June 2007 in a fantastic new building with roman ruins preserved ‘in situ’.The permanent exhibition starts in the corridor at the entrance with a brief explanation of the museum’s history followed by the collection from the Palaeolithic to the Early Midle Age. Most part of the exhibition shows how Bracara Augusta (roman town Braga) was integrated into the Roman Empire, the urban development of the city, the organization of public and domestic areas, the roads and the nearby necropolises and the religion in roman and paleo-christian times.
Reviewed 22 September 2011

After many years of delay the Braga Museum of Archeology finally opened 4 years ago. That is why it may not show up in some guidebooks.

It is by no means a big or first rate museum. This is not the British Museum. Still Braga was once the capital of the northern roman province of Gaelicia, an important commercial city and was well connected by 5 roman roads that are still used to this day. Getting to know this roman past is part of understanding and enjoying Braga. If you have a longer stay in town or just love history like myself I do recommend this museum.

1) Do request to see the introductory video (in Portuguese but you can figure out they are talking about finding and fixing archeological discoveries). Also in the patio of the museum is the entrance to a Roman house discovered when they built the museum foundations.

2) Sundays entrance is free until 2 pm. Otherwise its something like 2-3 Euro entrance.

3) Nearby is a roman thermal bath with a video explanation also worth visiting.

4) Around town they are roman houses, walls and a fountain idol to be visited. All part of the urban landscape. Beneath the train station you can find a pre-roman steam bath !

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