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Archaeological Museum

This museum, inaugurated in 1955, is in the village of Odrinhas, 11 km from Sintra. It contains a most interesting collection of Latin epigraphy, installed in the space of a Roman villa, of which various structures may still be seen, including a polychrome mosaic, an imposing palaeo-Christian apsidal monument and remains of a necropolis from the Middle Ages. The epigraphic collection, considered the most complete and important in the country, with about two hundred arae, arulae and stones with Roman, Visigothic and Medieval epigraphs.
Opening hours: Wed - Sun 10.00 - 1300 /1400 - 1800
Admission: 2.50 €
Avª Professor Dr. D. Fernando d`Almeida, Odrinhas
2705 - 739 São João das Lampas

Regional Museum

This museum is in the former Hotel Costa, Praça da República (Old Town), where it was organised after 1981 by the Cultural Services of the Borough Council. It occupies three floors of the building, with collections of archaeology, ethnology and religious art, as well as a gallery of painting devoted to Sintra themes that includes a space for temporary exhibitions. Of special importance are the Neolithic and Aeneolithic remains from the tholoi at Praia das Maçãs and Olelas, Roman material from the sites of Faião, Almoçageme, São Miguel de Odrinhas and Casal de Pianos, the 16th Century painting on wood, "Pentecost" by Diogo Teixeira and some fine canvases by Cristino, Hoffman, Bazalisa, Milly Possoz, Alberto de Souza, Paula Campos and other artists. In the hall of the building is a large canvas by the Luso-Californian painter Manuel da Silva representing the Serra de Sintra.

Sintra Modern Art Museum - Berardo Collection

The Museum has gathered together, under the roof of this interesting 1920's building, a permanent collection of international modern and contemporary art, the Berardo Collection, a fascinating panorama of European and American works of the 20th century. It represents the major movements, current and schools of artistic research, illustrated by works essential to an understanding of the history of international art.

Tours of the collection, conducted by art critics, can be arranged for groups or and booking in advance (Tel: 21 924 81 70) from 10.00 - 18.00.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 18.00. Admission: 3 €
Closed Mondays




Toy Museum

The toys exhibited in this Museum are part of a collection gathered during more than 50 years by João Arbués Moreira. This collection started when he was 14 years old with the toys offered to him and other toys which belonged to his parents and grand parents. With age, his taste refined and his buying power increased along with an acute curiosity to learn more about the pieces collected, their origin, their manufacturer, their history. Thus, it was initiated a lifetime of permanent researching and purchasing of older samples and the interest towards the history of mankind so well portrayed through these toys. Along the years the collection increased up to more than 20,000 different toys. There was a need to preserve and exhibit such a collection, making it possible for the public to have contact with the biggest collection of its kind in Portugal.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday - 10.00 to 18.00. Admission: 3 €

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