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Museu D. Diogo de Sousa - Museum of Archeology

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Address: Rua dos Bombeiros Voluntarios, Braga 4700-025, Portugal
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+351 253 273 706

The D. Diogo de Sousa Museum of Archaeology works on the support of...

The D. Diogo de Sousa Museum of Archaeology works on the support of archaeological research, conservation and promotion of regional archaeological sites and artefacts through display and educational activities. The museum is open to the public since June 2007 in a fantastic new building with roman ruins preserved ‘in situ’.The permanent exhibition starts in the corridor at the entrance with a brief explanation of the museum’s history followed by the collection from the Palaeolithic to the Early Midle Age. Most part of the exhibition shows how Bracara Augusta (roman town Braga) was integrated into the Roman Empire, the urban development of the city, the organization of public and domestic areas, the roads and the nearby necropolises and the religion in roman and paleo-christian times.

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Nicely laid out with information in English and great cafe

I am tempted to recall the old advertising for the V&A in London: "Ace cafe with quite a good museum attached". The museum is more than quite good (as is the V&A!) and had some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2015
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lover of archaeology and Im Disappointed with this one. Lack of information is so frustrating even though it has cool and interesting objects.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Braga is a city of beautiful architecture and design...how could its newest museum be such a poorly designed mess? The approach is so ugly and unwelcoming. Tiny display cases with even tinier type line the entryways. The mosaic house is in an unmarked location our friends missed. .we only saw it because a guide saw us entering an off-limits space... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The museum is a little bit out of the town centre but is walkable c. 1km. The outside and layout is kind of modernist in intention. After getting your ticket you walk down a long corridor to the first rooms but I found the articles on the walls too small to read properly even squatting down a bit. The thrust... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I am tempted to recall the old advertising for the V&A in London: "Ace cafe with quite a good museum attached". The museum is more than quite good (as is the V&A!) and had some particularly good models of Roman life in Portugal. The cafe was clearly a place patronised by locals and who could blame them! For 6.50 euros... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

It's like a cantina in nature but a very decent restaurant to have lunch when you are pressed for time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Very nice museum! Good exposition of arqueology of Braga, activities very interesting for kids and a nice restaurant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

don't forget to start or end your visit at the really nice cafeteria with a daily menu of simple dishes from northern portugal. very affordable and a comfortable place for a break. lady at the entrance reception said 80% of visitors (presumably locals) come just for the lunches!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

The museum is spacious and modern, people who work there are very friendly and if you go on a Sunday morning it's even free. I'm not an archeology enthusiast myself so I cannot say anything about that but even I had some things there that caught my eye for longer than I thought would be possible. It's just a short... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

Clean, spacious and modern museum, interactive, lots of information, great reconstructions of several Roman buildings that once stood in Braga. Good museum shop, don't forget to go outside and visit the basement with the Roman mosaic. After a visit to this museum (not in the centre of the city unfortunately, but near the remains of the Roman bathhouse!...) you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

After many years of delay the Braga Museum of Archeology finally opened 4 years ago. That is why it may not show up in some guidebooks. It is by no means a big or first rate museum. This is not the British Museum. Still Braga was once the capital of the northern roman province of Gaelicia, an important commercial city... More 

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