Museu Visigótico (Visigothic Museum), Beja, Portugal

Visit one of the oldest still-standing buildings in Portugal and have a look at this fascinating Visigothic collection in this unique museum in the city of Beja.

Museu Visigótico (Visigothic Museum), Beja, Portugal
Visigothic Museum of Beja
© Câmara Municipal de Beja

The Museu Visigótico (Visigothic Museum) is set up in the old Igreja de Santo Amaro Church, close to the Beja Castle.

Some parts of the old Igreja de Santo Amaro Church date from the beginning of the 6th century, when it was a Visigothic temple. This is one of the oldest still-standing buildings in Portugal.

 

Inside, the original columns have fascinating engravings. Furthermore, the museum also exhibits a collection made up by Visigothic pieces which date between the 5th and 8th centuries, one of the most important collections from this period in the Iberian Peninsula.

More information:

Location:

Largo de Santo Amaro, Beja.

Ticket price:

2€.

Admission includes entrance to the Beja Regional Museum.

Opening Hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday from 9h45 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h00.

Telephone:

(+351) 284 323 351.

Email:

geral@museuregioanldebeja.net

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