On top of the hill, beside the Cathedral, stands the 7th century seminary.

The vastness of the granite gives shape to an impressive building which has known various roles over the centuries: Paço dos Três Escalões. In 1916, the first rooms were opened in what would eventually become the Museu Nacional Grão Vasco, a homage to the 16th-century Master of Portuguese painting. The museum contains a substantial expression of our identity in the realism of the work of Vasco Fernandes, in whose paintings light and colour blend in perfect symbiosis and there is harmony in the ambience, emotions and shapes of faces and care taken with detail. The museum’s collection also includes an important number of works representing Portuguese art history from different periods.

Opening Hours:

Tuesdays: 14H00 – 18H00 (doors close 17H30)

Wednesday to Sunday: 10H00 – 18H00 (door close 17H30)

Closed on Mondays, Tuesday mornings, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, 1st May and 21st September (local holiday)

Source: Visit Viseu


Adro da Sé

3500-195, Viseu

Contacts +351 232 422 049 mngv@mngv.dgpc.pt
GPS coordinates 40.66022, -7.910956
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