Casa Museu de Monção (House Museum)

Be surprised by the great collection of valuable and artistic objects hosted by the Casa Museu de Monção on your way through the North of Portugal.

Casa Museu de Monção
Casa Museu de Monção 
© Câmara Municipal de Monção

The Casa Museu de Monção (House Museum) is a beautiful building dating from the second half of the 18th century, which belonged to an educated rich family concerned about collecting interesting objecst.

Among the most valuable objects stand out a Sino-Portuguese loom, dating from the 17th century, of blue silk with a two-headed golden eagle; an Otoman praying tapestry from the 18th century of red silk; a Chinese compound of the East India Company room the 18th century as well, and various English and Dutch paintings. Furthermore, the house also exhibits a collection of more than 500 carafes with wine from Porto dating as far back as 1926.

Sala Francesa, Casa Museo de Monção
Sala Francesa
© Câmara Municipal de Monção

The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden, from which stands out a “Nova Art” style fountain.

More information:

Location:

Rua Conselheiro João da Cunha, 46, Monção.

Opening hours:

From Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 18h00. On Saturdays visits are only allowed with previous booking from 14h00 to 18h00.

Telephone:

(+351) 251 652 104

Email:

casamuseumoncao@reitoria.uminho.pt

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