With the thought that culture should be universal and accessible to all, in one way or another, several museums in Portugal decided to make their spaces and collections available for virtual tourism, thus sharing a little of what this country has to offer.
Portugal is a country rich not only in climate, people, land and sea, it is a country of enormous history, intertwined in the history of the world, absorbing cultures and customs not only traditional in the country’s history, but also from other countries and cultures. little across the globe.
National Coach Museum
We started our list of virtual visits to museums at one of the best known museums in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, the “National Coach Museum”.
This museum is possibly including the world’s most important collection of royal coaches and carriages from the 16th to the 19th century.
The museum opened its doors in 1905, and today consists of 2 buildings complete with a collection unmatched in the world.
I could say a lot about this museum, and never live up to what it encompasses, you can always check for yourself here, and who knows, gain a desire to visit live one day, a visit that is certainly worthwhile.
National Museum of Ancient Art
Undoubtedly one of the most important art museums of the 12th to 19th centuries in Portugal, hosting an excellent collection of ancient art from Portugal.
Among its collections are included European painting, sculpture, drawing and decorative arts, as well as collections of Asian and African art from the voyages of the time of the discoveries, when Portugal opened the way across the seas to the new worlds.
This museum is located in a palace from the late 17th century, the Museum was officially opened on May 11, 1884, with the name “National Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology”, after it was acquired by the Portuguese State.
Why not pay a visit to this magnificent landmark in the history of Portugal here, and discover a little more about the history of this incredible country.
Located in the Serralves Park, Porto city, this includes the Serralves House and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Foundation was established in 1989, resulting from a partnership with the Portuguese Government, public, private and private institutions.
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art is already considered an international reference, as far as contemporary art is concerned.
This museum was opened on June 6, 1999, and includes works made from the late 60’s to the present day, referencing many outstanding artists.
The collections that reside in this museum are undoubtedly works worthy of appreciation, and arouse everyone’s interest, you can see for yourself here. You will not regret doing a bit of virtual tourism.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
This museum is integrated with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation headquarters and park, located in Lisbon.
It has a collection of around 6 thousand pieces, both ancient and modern art, but only one thousand and thirty are on display.
The museum’s doors were opened in October 1969, displaying the collections of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, an Armenian industrialist who settled in Portugal in the mid-20th century, which brought together a vast collection of art throughout his life.
Undoubtedly both the museum, as well as the park, deserve a real visit, which delighted anyone who visits them, but for now, you can whet your taste here with virtual tourism.
Convent of Christ
The Convento de Cristo is the designation that was attributed to a set of historic buildings located in Tomar, with its construction beginning in the middle of 1160.
The Convento de Cristo is linked to the beginning of the Kingdom of Portugal and to the role played by the Order of the Templars, having been expanded during the following centuries.
This is a place full of history, legends and myths. A place where those who visit can not remain indifferent, no doubt a place that each person should visit, if not in person, can always do virtual tourism here.
National Palace of Sintra
The National Palace of Sintra is a medieval Royal Palace, which was the residence of the Portuguese royal family until 1910, and its origin can be traced to the Muslim period in the Iberian Peninsula.
This palace includes testimonies of some of the most successful moments in Portuguese history, when the country opened itself to “new worlds”, ending up being marked by the harmonious combination of Gothic and Renaissance elements, among others, in its architecture.
The National Palace of Sintra is currently managed by the publisher “Parques de Sintra”, a company created in 2000 after the recognition of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This is a place not to be missed in Portugal, Sintra and its monuments, buildings and historic landscapes are considered a true Heritage, enchanting any visitor. For the time being you can always take a virtual tour here, and see a little more about this Country and Palace.