Museu Grão Vasco

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Imposing granite building, with a singularly sober and monumental relationship with the city. This relationship is most evident on its northern façade. The work is quite simple, revealing its austere character and emphasising what is essential in its volumetrics by "freeing" its interior from any appended and distorting elements. At the same time, it adapts the monument to the demands of a contemporary museological programme. A museum of ancient art, where the collection of the work of Vasco Fernandes (15th Century) is of note, but where archaeological items and paintings of the 19th and 20th Century can also be found.  
Author
Eduardo Souto Moura  
Address
Adro da Sé
Viseu  
Email
mgv@imc-ip.pt  
Site
Phone
+ 351 232 422 049  
Timetable
Tuesdays: 14h00 - 18h00 Wednesday to Sunday: 10h00 - 12h30 | 14h00 - 18h00 Closed: Public holidays; 1st January; Easter Sunday; 1st May and 25th December  
Location
40º 39.608' N , 7º 54.683' W
Architecture
photography: Luís Ferreira Alves