Lamego Museum is right in the historic centre of the city, in the old Bishop’s Palace, which was commissioned by D. Manuel de Vasconcelos Pereira, Bishop of Lamego between 1773 and 1786. The building is notable for its single façade and...
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Lamego Museum is right in the historic centre of the city, in the old Bishop’s Palace, which was commissioned by D. Manuel de Vasconcelos Pereira, Bishop of Lamego between 1773 and 1786. The building is notable for its single façade and its provincial Baroque style, with little propensity to the stylistic effusiveness then in vogue, but nevertheless with a balanced grandeur in keeping with the ecclesiastical dignity of its occupant. The eighteenth century portal, with an understated elegance, bears the coat of arms of its constructor, flanked by a set of soberly decorated windows, which extend upwards to the balustraded balconies popular at the time.
The most striking feature of the Lamego Museum Collection is undoubtedly its eclecticism, as is the case of most contemporary museums. The original collection of furniture, tapestries, sculpture and paintings that was already in the Palace, has been complemented with jewellery, vestments, chapels and sculptures coming from the former Chagas de Lamego Convent, and to which has been added the City Council’s archaeological collection and items given by individuals to the museum. Chronologically and from a stylistic point of view, this collection is mostly from the 18th century, although overall it covers a broad period from the 1st century to the present day, with a clear emphasis on the Renaissance period, and the Flemish tapestries and the paintings by Vasco Fernandes are the jewels in the crown of the Museum.
The Lamego Museum is an important artistic and heritage reference point regionally, nationally and even internationally, for the excellence and uniqueness of some of its art exhibits, and it currently has in its permanent exhibition, sections for painting (16th to 18th centuries), sculpture (13th, 14th, 17th and 18th centuries), jewellery (15th to 20th centuries), ceramics and tiles (16th to 20th centuries), archaeology (Roman, Mediaeval and Baroque), chapels and altars (17th and 18th centuries), carriages (18th and 19th centuries) and furniture (17th to 19th centuries).
Schedules: 10:00 to 18:00
General ticket - 3€