Martins Sarmento Archeological Museum, Guimarães

Visit the Martins Sarmento Archeological Museum (Museu Arquelógico Martins Sarmento) during your passage through Guimarães.

Martins Sarmento Archeological Museum, Guimarães, Portugal
Martins Sarmento Archeological Museum
© Paulo Pacheco (CM Guimarães)

This museum is held in the São Domingos Church (14th century), located in Rua Paio Galvão in the city of Guimarães, in the North of Portugal.

It is a cultural institution (founded in 1881) and the main Museum on Celtic culture in Portugal, also one of the most important in Europe on the matter.

It’s open to the public since 1885, displaying a rich collection of archaeological objects (mostly from the Celt Iberian tribes) inside a former convent. In the cloister you may find stone objects such as huge columns and Roman landmarks, and even a Celtic sarcophagus.

Also you may see a Toolbox of the Paleolithic and Neolithic Era, a sublime collection of stones that adorned the Celts’ “Spas” of the region.

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Rua Paio Galvão, Guimarães, Portugal.

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Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Sundays: 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:50pm. Mondays and holidays closed.


(+351) 253 415 969.


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