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Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro Reviews
This museum is tucked among the university buildings in Coimbra but was an unexpected highlight of the town. The bottom level includes ancient Roman ruins and it also has religious art and artifacts. ... more »
Estive aqui várias vezes, na noite dos museus é grátis. Lugar mesmo muito bem conservado e explorado. more »I've been here several times, the night of the museums is free. Very well maintained and explored place.
Bigger than you think. Below takes you back to the Roman times. Above is also interesting with a fair amount to view
The Machado de Castro Museum is composed of a group of buildings that by themselves already deserve the attention of the visitors. Its structure dates to an architecture of 2000 years of history. The oldest is the 1st century Roman Cryptoporticus, followed by the cloister of the old church of the 11th century, the remodelling of Dom Afonso de Castelo Branco from the 16th century, which introduced the balconies, and finally annexed to the museum, the new Church of St. John of the 17th century, found just next to the main entrance. In addition to the architecture and collections it exhibits, the museum also hosts educational activities and projects open to the general public, such as allowing visitors to experience what it is like to be a curator, living the backstage of the museum.
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