Martins Sarmento Society

Museum in Guimarães

Soc Martins Sarmento
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Established in 1881, the Martins Sarmento Society is a cultural organization that boasts a diverse and valuable heritage. Among its notable possessions is the Martins Sarmento Archaeological Museum, a premier source of information on pre-Roman cultures in Portugal and one of the most significant museums dedicated to these cultures across Europe.

Located within the 14th-century Gothic cloister of the São Domingos church, the museum houses an impressive assortment of prehistoric and proto-historical archaeology, epigraphy, and numismatics. It also features a collection of contemporary art. Of particular importance is the Pedra Formosa (the Beautiful Stone), a funereal stele that Dr. Martins Sarmento brought to the museum in 1897.

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Visiting Martins Sarmento Society


Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m./ 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.;

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m./ 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Closed: Monday and public holidays

Address: Sociedade Martins Sarmento, Rua Paio Galvão, Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 15 minutes

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