Sacred Art and Archaeology Museum

Porto, Portugal

The Museum of Sacared Art and Archaeology, part of Porto's Seminário Maior de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, is housed in a 17th Century wing of the former Jesuit College. The museum's remarkable, rich and varied treasures are accommodated in a dynamic and artistically vibrant space that is open to the community and engaged in conserving and communicating the collection. What was once known as the 'corridor of slate' is now a noteworthy gallery of religious sculptures dating back from the 13th to 19th centuries. Sculpture is the true speciality of this museum, as can clearly be seen in the Irene Vilar room. Nevertheless, fascinatingly exceptional examples of painting, illuminated manuscripts, jewellery, vestments, religious adornments and archaeology are also to be found here.



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Founded: 1958
Category: Museums in Portugal


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Francisco Basto (2 years ago)
Instalado numa ala seiscentista do antigo colégio jesuíta de São Lourenço, o Museu de Arte Sacra e Arqueologia nossa Senhora da Conceição do Porto apresenta um acervo notável rico e variado num espaço dinâmico da vida artística, aberto à comunidade atento à conservação e comunicação da sua coleção. O outrora chamado corredor das lousas é assim hoje uma apreciavel galeria de escultura relegiosa dos séculos XIII- XIX. É justamente no domínio da escultura que o Museu mais se salienta com destaque para a sala Irene Vilar. Mas a Pintura Iluminura, a Ourivesaria, Paramentaria, Alfaias Religiosas e a Arqueologia estão igualmente representadas com exemplares de excelente qualidade e interesse.
Matheus Barbosa e Silva (3 years ago)
This place has decent sacred art collection and a very beautiful church. The view from the church towers is incredible. The entrance fee is cheap, only 3 euros, worth the visit.
Baltasar Vila-Masana Portabella (3 years ago)
Museo de de Arte Sacra. Por encima de la Ribera.
Bertel Martin (4 years ago)
Although some of it was closed for repairs what was visible was well worth the 3€ entry. The work covered early art to romantic the previous 16th century art is stronger, and the art of Irene Wieller was stunning
Hugo Mendes (5 years ago)
Se gosta de arte sacra, não pode perder o melhor museu em Portugal.
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