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Alberto Sampaio Museum

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Address: Rua Alfredo Guimaraes, Guimaraes 4800-407, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 423 910
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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At Alberto Sampaio Museum everything combines to leave the visitor wanting...

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).

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we found this by accident and were so glad we did

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 the beauty of the cloisters the heavens opened, the thunder crashed and the whole place... More 

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Lorient, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the castle and palace!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of Religious and Historical Artefacts mainly from the Guimaraes area. Jewel in the Crown for... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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. Multiple languages are represented in the exhibitions and the layout is easy to follow. The... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

As a result of our visit to 9 seculos, we appreciated the art on display. The setting is also fascinating. We highly recommend

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

... since the museum was closed, but we visited for the war machines exhibit (catapults, trebuchet and such). The inner garden on its own is interesting, with a couple of tombs and my new friend the monk holding a skull :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were attracted by the special exhibition and paid what we thought was the inclusive fee to be then told the exhibition was not included and we would have to pay a new fee - but if we had paid a combined fee we would have saved 5 euros each - unfortunately the desk clerk didn't mention this. The museum... More 

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Accrington, Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Interesting museum elevated by two outstanding exhibits. The silver gilt Triptych of the Nativity will hold you spellbound........if you like such things! Around the corner, the tunic worn by Joao 1 at the battle of Aljubaerrato in 1385 is presented in a glass case. Get the combi-ticket with the Palace of the Dukes and save yourself a euro or two.........

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