Casa - Museu MEDEIROS E ALMEIDA
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An unknown museum worthwhile to visit
Medeiros and Almeida House-Museum is located quite close to Liberdade Avenue and it houses a collection of 17th to 20th century fine arts. The name comes from the person that in 1943 acquired the house, António Medeiros e Almeida, a beautiful mansion that was built in 1896. This museum is not very known, however it has 25 rooms with exhibitions that includes silverware, tapestry, furniture, porcelain, glassware, jewelry, sculptures and paintings by artists like Thomas Gainsborough and George Romney. You can also admire a remarkable private collection of clocks and watches, one of the best in Europe. The highlights of this amazing museum are Chinese porcelain, like the pieces from prehistoric terracotta (Han dynasty); a Tea and Coffee Service that belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte, it even has the “N” engraved; and tile panels from the 18th century representing the four seasons, you can find them in the Lake Room.
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