Bissaya Barreto House Museum, Coímbra

Visit the Casa Museu Bissaya Barreto House Museum, in Coímbra, and have a look at it excellent collection of Portuguese tiles, national and Chinese china, and Joanine furniture.

Bissaya Barreto House Museum, Coímbra
Bissaya Barreto House Museum
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The Casa Museu Bissaya Barreto is set up in the former residence of the Coímbra teacher Bissaya-Barreto (1886-1974), surgeon, deputy, and Salazar’s friend.

This Neo-Baroque building was built up in 1925, and is surrounded by a Romantic garden decorated with statues and tiles. It currently preserves its original decoration.

 

Its inside reveals the aesthetics tastes of its former owner: a French 20th century salon, Portuguese tiles of different ages, roofs with spectacular frescos, chinas from the East India Company and Saxony, silver, Italian marbles, a collections of paintings of the Mother and the Child, different fabrics of José Malhoa, Sousa Pinto and António Vitorino, and a library with books from the 16th and 17th century.

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Location:

Rua de Infantaria 23, Coímbra.

Ticket Price:

2,50€.

Opening Hours:

From 1st May to 30th September:
From Tuesday to Sunday from 15h00 to 18h00. Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays.

From 1st October to 30th April:
From Tuesday to Friday from 15h00 to 18h00. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays.

How to get here:

Bus: 4, 6.

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