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Museums

Many bits and pieces – mostly decorated stones like capitals and corbels – of romanesque churches that were rebuilt or demolished ended up in local or national museums. Like the churches, only the museums I have visited are listed here.

 
 
Barcelos - Museu Arqueológico
Barcelos - Paradela
 
Barcelos - Vila Cova
 
Barcelos - unknown
 
 
Braga - Museu Pio XII
This museum has many romanesque items, however unfortunately photographing is not allowed.
Coimbra - Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Coimbra - S. João de
Almedina, 12th cent.
Coimbra - Santa
Cruz, 12th cent.
Coimbra - S. Pedro
12th century
Coimbra - S. Cris–
tóvão, 12th cent.
Refojos de Basto
1152
Dating provided by the museum.
Guimarães - Museu Alberto Sampaio
Guimarães - Arosa
10th century
Guimarães - Costa
7th century
Guimarães - Costa
13th century
Guimarães - São
Torcato, 10th cent.
unknown
13th century
Dating provided by the museum.
Guimarães - Museu Martins Sarmento
unkown
 
unkown
 
unkown
 
unkown
 
The museum’s lapidarium is mainly dedicated to the archaeological finds of the Citânia de Briteiros and similar settlements. There are also a couple of romanesque capitals, all of unknown origin but most likely from Guimarães and around.
Pinhel - Museu Municipal
Pinhel
 
Pinhel
 
 
Vila Viçosa - Museu de Arqueologia
Alcobaça area
2nd half 12th cent.
Alcobaça area
2nd half 12th cent.
Alcobaça area
2nd half 12th cent.
The museum is mainly dedicated to older archaeological finds (Stone Age to Roman Age) in the region. The font is lent to the museum by a private owner, who bought it sometime in the 1950s in an antique shop in Alcobaça. Where it is from is unknown, but most likely from that area.
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