Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro

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32 Rua Dom Hugo, Porto, Portugal
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Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro Porto Reviews

Vikram Vikram
301 reviews
Very eclectic collection of global arts Nov 04, 2014
** One of my few reviews with no photos. Photos were not allowed inside the museum and it was pouring rain outside!

Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro by the footsteps of the Cathedral is hard to find, and given its coverage in travel books, I was surprised at the few number of visitors it gets. Well, that's probably because it's so hard to find! The museum (housed in a palace and spread over three floors) is a cultural centre in memory of poet and writer Guerra Junqueiro. The estate was donated by his daughter to honour him and it later became a museum.

The entry fee was fairly cheap. You cannot tour this museum on your own. A guide follows you and explains, but there are pamphlets in each room as well.

Exhibited in the museum is a collection of religious art, ceramics and furniture etc. from all around the world. Infact the guide couldn't control her excitement in showing me the Indian pieces (recall that parts of India was colonised by the Portuguese).

There was absolutely no one else in the hour plus I spent there. The most interesting thing that came out of it was a very nice discussion I had with the guide around the globalisation of the Portuguese language and how a lot of the Portugal lingo was getting "Brazilian"ised by the new rules.
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Vikram says:
Written above Bill - no photos allowed inside!
Posted on: Jan 07, 2015
Zagnut66 says:
Pics or it didn't happen. :)
Posted on: Jan 07, 2015
Vikram says:
I didn't visit the Grotto!
Posted on: Jan 06, 2015
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