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Alberto Sampaio Museum

Rua Alfredo Guimaraes, Guimaraes 4800-407, Portugal
+351 253 423 910
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Well worth a trip

The museum is very interesting and well worth the trip. It is free a lovely place to visit. Check... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
WiMadcitytraveler
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madison, wi
A very nice museum

The museum has some very beautiful medieval collections. The museum is next to a church and has... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Tufus92
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Bucharest, Romania
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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
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The museum is very interesting and well worth the trip. It is free a lovely place to visit. Check the days and hours that it is open as it was closed a couple of days when we were there.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The museum has some very beautiful medieval collections. The museum is next to a church and has several resistance pieces - sacrophages, religious pieces, etc. The museum is worth visiting

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

A most beautiful museum in a lovely location and my favourite from our trip to north Portugal. The curator seems to have selected the best of each kind of item - everything here earned its place and is given space to breathe so you can...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a small but terrific place to visit. The old cloister is one of the most peaceful spots ever. On a rainy day, it was even more beautiful. The collections are not vast, but there is some simply amazing religious artwork included. It was...More

1  Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

interesting place with a great location, we didn't have time to visit in detail but we manages to se must of it

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

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.

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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

1  Thank Jerry C
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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

2  Thank holiday-view23-7-11
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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.

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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

1  Thank greenfingersfishes8
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