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SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM

Portugal's Oldest National Museum

Soares dos Reis Museum This was Portugal's first designated national museum. It was founded in 1833 to showcase works of art from dissolved monasteries and convents, including a valuable collection of paintings, glass, ceramics and jewelry (especially noteworthy is an 18th century breast piece studded with precious stones).

The collection's most emblematic work is "O Desterrado" ("The Exhiled") by sculptor Soares dos Reis (after whom the museum is named), but also of note are two portraits by François Clouet (1522-72), and landscapes by Jean Pillement (1727-1808).

Another highlight is the huge "Pedra de Eiró", a rock taken from a threshing ground by the Douro River, engraved with spiral motifs that are typical of western European megalithic art.

How to Visit

Location: Rua D. Manuel II
Getting there: Several buses, including #3, 20, 35, 37
Contact: 22 339 3770
Find out more: www.mnsr-ipmuseus.pt

Attractions Nearby

Crystal Palace Gardens
Romantic Museum



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CASA DA MUSICA
PALACIO DA BOLSA
DOM LUIS BRIDGE
SÃO BENTO STATION

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SERRALVES MUSEUM
SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM
ROMANTIC MUSEUM
TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
WORLD OF DISCOVERIES MUSEUM

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CAIS DA RIBEIRA
CAIS DE GAIA
RUA DE SANTA CATARINA
BATALHA SQUARE
RUA DE CEDOFEITA
FOZ DISTRICT
BOLHÃO MARKET
CRYSTAL PALACE GARDENS

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CARMO CHURCH
SANTA CLARA CHURCH
CLERIGOS TOWER
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CAPELA DAS ALMAS


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