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Museum of Sacred Art (Museu de Arte Sacra) description and photos - Portugal: Viseu. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museu de Arte Sacra.
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The Museum of Sacred Art is housed in the Viseu Cathedral, a beautiful Romanesque building. The museum's collection is spread over several floors, but most of the exhibits are concentrated in the Chapter House, whose walls are adorned with paintings of 18th century azulesush tiles depicting scenes of battles and scenes from hunting life.
Among the exhibits exhibited in the House of the Chapter are two gold cases from Limoges of the 18th century, an ivory monstrance of the late 15th century, a Gospel of the 12th century, two chalice of gold and silver of the 17th century, and an illustrated manuscript on parchment of the XIII-XIV century. Sculptural works deserve special attention, especially the sculpture of Saint Isabella of the 16th century and the image of the archangels Raphael and Tobias of the 18th century by the hand of the famous master Machado de Castro. All items in the museum's collection are arranged in chronological order, from the 13th to the 18th century.
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