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Museu dos Biscainhos

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Address: Rua dos Biscainhos, Braga 4700-415, Portugal
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+351 253 204 650
10:00 - 12:15
14:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 12:15
14:00 - 17:30

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A window on times past

The Biscainhos (from Biscay) did some superb stone work in and around Braga especially on the cathederal but the best stone work here is in the lobby as you go in. A former stable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just reviewing the palace itself(the garden not included in this) and it is interesting and you can get a good hour in there. Very interesting architecture with a good guide which explains well and answers your questions.

Thank Oscar C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is s small museu with a beautiful garden, all in barroco style. The access to the garden it´s free.

Thank Manuel S
Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We didn't even realise this was there. The outside of the place looked interesting so we got closer to investigate and found it was a museum, and it was open. Having spoken to what we now know was the house tour guide, we paid our entry fee of €2 each and were told to begin in the garden and return... More 

Thank Anyportman
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

You will find a shady tree inwhich a residence had been built for ladies( because a tanned skin was not permissible for the ladies) and a kitchen where there was running warm water since XVIIth century- recycled from the oven - through an ingenious system. And, above all, an extraordinary garden!

Thank dlmarsan
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46 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The Biscainhos (from Biscay) did some superb stone work in and around Braga especially on the cathederal but the best stone work here is in the lobby as you go in. A former stable yard. There are some interesting artefacts here and they are all donated by local people. Excellent painted ceiling, and you can get the feel of what... More 

Thank Chasingclouds
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Interesting museum, defiantly worth to see, all you might need is 1-1.5 hrs. of time and 2 euros for entrance (including garden)

Thank Alexander_Miller
Accrington, Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Interesting manor house in the old city which provides an Upstairs, Downstairs perspective on life in 18th century Braga........Or should that be a Downton Abbey perspective? On Sundays, admission is free but, as has been previously mentioned, you are escorted throughout and given a very terse description......." Antechamber. Seventeenth Century. Neoclassical" If you ask the guide questions, however, you will... More 

Thank swampbeastie
Braga, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Take your time to visit this museum and since you are there go and visit the gardens as well. The museum has a lot of interesting pieces and the gardens are very beautiful.

Thank João L
Viseu, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

You have to pay 2€ in order to access the palace facilities. You go on a tour through the main rooms in the palace (dinner room, bedrooms, etc) that are well decorated. During the visit you are followed by a person from the museum that doesn't give you any information, just stalks you. For me this is very annoying because... More 

1 Thank Luís C
Laren, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Read more comments along these lines. The house is a little run down, but still a place of beauty, fitting in with the other historic buildings in Braga. Alas it is guided tour only and the guide's English was very limited: "Beds are small because people are small and noble people sleep alone." It is probably true. Anyhow, within 45... More 

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