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Museu dos Biscainhos

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Address: Rua dos Biscainhos, Braga 4700-415, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 204 650
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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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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 

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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!

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Thank dlmarsan
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Chasingclouds
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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)

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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 

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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.

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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 

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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

It deserves a visit. You might find more stunning locations, but still worth a visit and see how the wealthier family in Braga lives. The mansion is well preserved. The place is quite small, so the visit is on the short side.

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Portugal is filled with palaces of all centuries, and this is one of them. It shows how rooms looked like and evolved in the 17-19th century. It is however a pity that a lot of the furniture is gone now. Still, if you have a good guide, you can learn quite a bit for 'a symbolic euro, actually two'. You... More 

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