Museu do Paço dos Duques de Bragança - Guimarães, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 26.812 W 008° 17.482
29T E 559192 N 4588607
Quick Description: The Paço Dos Duques Museum is located on a hill overlooking the walled town.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/12/2010 5:33:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMAA8H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
[PT]O museu ocupa as imensas salas do primeiro andar onde está exposto um conjunto de obras de arte provenientes de diversos museus ou mandadas replicar, entre as quais se destacam peças de mobiliário do séc. XVII, colecções de armas antigas e um conjunto notável de quatro tapeçarias de enormes dimensões que descrevem com muito pormenor cenas da chegada dos portugueses a Arzila, do cerco a esta cidade no norte de África e da tomada de Tânger. Os originais foram encontrados em Pastrana, próximo de Madrid e posteriormente transferidos para o palácio El Escorial. O Governo espanhol nunca autorizou a devolução das peças originais, tendo apenas dado permissão para executar as reproduções que se podem admirar no Palácio Ducal.

[ING]The museum occupies the huge rooms of the first floor, being used for exhibiting a group of works of art originating from various museums or commissioned as replicas, most notably a number of pieces of 17th-century furniture, collections of ancient weapons and a remarkable group of four enormous tapestries depicting in great detail scenes from the arrival of the Portuguese in Arzila, the siege of this same city in North Africa and the capture of Tangiers. The originals were found in Pastrana, close to Madrid, and later transferred to the El Escorial palace. The Spanish government never gave permission for the original tapestries to be returned to Portugal, only allowing reproductions to be made, and these are now on display at the Ducal Palace.
Theme:
Cultural History


Street Address:
Rua Conde D. Henrique


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
10h00 - 18h00 (de 3ª Feira a Domingo)
Encerra: 2ª Feira, 1 de Janeiro, Páscoa, 1 de Maio, e 25 de Dezembro


Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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