Museu de Artes Decorativas
Historic Building and Museum in Viana do Castelo
The Municipal Museum of Viana do Castelo, dedicated to the decorative arts, is located in a 17th-century palace, which bears the coat of arms of the Teixeira Barbosa Maciel family on its façade. The museum houses a valuable collection of ancient Portuguese faience pieces dating from the 17th to 19th centuries, including several examples of the renowned Viana do Castelo chinaware factory, known for their blue and red designs.
Apart from an impressive collection of paintings and drawings from the 16th century, the museum boasts a noteworthy collection of 16th to 18th century Indo-Portuguese furniture. Additionally, the museum features a display of Portuguese and Hispanic Arab tiles, including works by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes from the 18th century.
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Visiting Museu de Artes Decorativas
10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 10am-1pm & 3-6pm Sat & Sun
Tue-Fri €2, Sat & Sun free