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

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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Rua de Infantaria 23, Coímbra.

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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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