Museu Nacional Grão Vasco

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This museum space in Viseu has a collection that includes works of art of different types and chronology. The Museum's main collection consists of a remarkable set of altarpiece paintings from the Cathedral, churches in the region, and deposits from other museums painted by Vasco Fernandes (c. 1475-1542) - the Grão Vasco - his collaborators and contemporaries. The collection also includes objects and figurative supports originally intended for liturgical practices (painting, sculpture, jewelry and ivory, from the Romanesque to the Baroque), mostly from the Cathedral and churches in the region, to which archeology pieces, an important collection of Portuguese paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, examples of Portuguese faience, oriental porcelain and furniture were added. The Museu Nacional Grão Vasco was founded on March 16, 1916, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the historical, artistic and archaeological heritage of the Viseu region, especially those important paintings by Vasco Fernandes.


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How to get

Bus: 20 or 22, to Rossio
Funicular: Adro da Sé - Cava de Viriato


Tuesday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm)
Wednesday to Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm)
Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm and 3 pm - 6 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm)
Closed: Monday and January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, September 21, December 24 and 25


Normal ticket: 4 €
Free admission on Sundays and holidays until 2 pm for all citizens residing in national territory
Children and youth up to 12 years old (inclusive)


Address: Adro da Sé
Tel .: + 351 232 422 049

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