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Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis

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Reviewed 21 November 2018

The museum is interesting being in a former palace. The painting collection is a bit sparse. Some of the rooms are arranged in a strange way. The highlight for us was the collection of works by De Spares Dos Reis. His paintings are diverse and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We had a very short time for the visit, one hour is not enough to get through the whole place and we could not even check the garden. The paintings were beautiful. I liked the representations about Christ and the crucifixion, however I felt that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hind B
Reviewed 10 October 2018

If you're like me, your introduction to European painting probably came from critics focused on Italian, French, Dutch and Spanish artists. Imagine my surprise when we visited the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and were introduced to a number of excellent Portuguese painters, especially...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelgG8296LJ
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Beautiful museum, with impressive collection of sculptures by Soares dos Reis. We also had the opportunity of seeing the temporary exhibit on the collector and philanthropist João Allen, which was immense and very informative! A tip for interested travelers: the Quinta de Villar d'Allen (situated...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnonymousAnonymous11
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Although the internet said it was free - it is only so for permanent residents of Portugal. However, I feel fine about paying €5 to support this hidden gem of a decorative and art museum. It isn’t the biggest museum that I have been to,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The staff was not super nice, we almost had to insist to buy tickets. Inside the museum, there is no explanation for any objects. There is not redline and we go from statues to paintings, without any explanation. Disappointed for 5€ a single adult ticket.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Mflower42
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We spent some quality time in this museum dedicated to fine arts. Beautiful portraits that seem to speak to you from the canvas and tell stories about Portugal, its variety and uniqueness. Came across a number of wonderful statues displayed so as to emphasize their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AndaLibra
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I spent yesterday morning at the Museu Soares dos Reis. It is installed in the Palace of Carrancas, construction of end of the century. XVIII. I was astonished at the state of degradation it is in. Cracked walls, with the paint coming out (damp?), I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank JOSPIR89
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Luckily, admission was free. Some of the better works could be in art galleries for sale. Most are at the level of home decorations by a talented family member.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 14 April 2018

This museum has a good collection of art and sculpture in an interesting building with a pretty garden. It is a short walk out of the city centre.

Date of experience: April 2018
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