Dom Diogo de Sousa Regional Museum

Braga, Portugal

The collection of the D. Diogo de Sousa Regional Museum includes archaeological finds from across the Braga region. The collection covers vast chronological and cultural periods stretching from the Palaeolithic through to the Middle Ages.The Roman pieces are particularly impressive including tombstones and articles revealing the daily lives of people from Bracara Augusta to Rome.

There is also a highly rated medieval burial section.The museum was named in honour of archbishop Diogo de Sousa and his work after taking office in 1512 towards expanding and improving the city and its infrastructures.



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Founded: 1918
Category: Museums in Portugal


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Liesa M. (5 months ago)
Lovely service. Prices are very fair. The exhibition featured many interesting artefacts from different ancient civilisations. Especially recommend for anyone who is interested in Roman and Greek culture. Descriptions and historical backgrounds could be a little more detailed.
Runako Taylor (7 months ago)
Good museum the personal collection of the German couple is quite nice it appeared to be the most notable part of the museum. It was rich and had a great mix of pottery styles both Greek and Etruscan as well as jewelry and personal household items (lucernae to amphorae etc.) There were also mosaics and statuary pieces. The main museum had a lot of other artifacts including rupestral markings and 1st and 2nd millennium BCE pottery and artifacts from the area. This was a nice treat to see as the region has a rich pre Roman history.
Paulo Duarte (7 months ago)
Great!!! Friendly staff, not crowded, just good moments in the company of the antique
Laurent Gosselin Arcouet (9 months ago)
Worth a quick visit 30-45 min. Their private collection boasts pieces from around the world and from all ages. Very interesting recreations of Roman everyday situations.
Alexandra Lopes Da Cunha (2 years ago)
Love it. Great colection.
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