Soares dos Reis National Museum
Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 19 Oct 2019
The Soares dos Reis National Museum (Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis) is the oldest museum in the country, and arguably the best museum in Porto. Opening up in 1833 originally, the museum moved to the Carrancas Palace in 1942, and is dedicated to Portuguese art, in particular the work of highly revered Portuguese artist and sculptor António Soares dos Reis. Perhaps underrated as far as tourist attractions in Porto go, the Soares dos Reis National Museum is a fun place to spend a few hours in the city. The main reason to visit the museum is to discover more about Portuguese art, and culture. Through ceramics, sculptures and paintings, you will gain a knowledge of the artistic expression of the Portuguese nation spanning centuries. A great way to go off the beaten path and experience true Portuguese culture, the museum offers visitors a fascinating insight into the people and their outlook on life.
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