For 25 years from 1961 to 1986, there was a quartz mine on Monte de Santa Luzia, exploited by the “Companhia Portuguesa de Fornos Elétricos” from Canas de Senhorim. As a result we have been left with a large crater or, if you prefer, a window allowing us to peer into the earth’s core. This site has recently been used to build the Quartz Museum. The displays are found on two floors and consist of a fascinating journey through the history of planet Earth and a beautiful collection of quartz, aided by hi-tech multimedia displays. With quartz as the main attraction, you can do experiments, look at rocks through microscopes and have fun learning science.
Tuesdays: 14H00 – 18H00
Wednesday to Sunday: 10H00 – 13H00 | 14H00 – 18H00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesday mornings, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and 1st May.
Source: Visit Viseu