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Casa Do Miradouro, Viseu

The Casa Do Miradouro in Viseu houses the archaeological collection of José Coelho within a delightful 16th-century palace.

Casa Do Miradouro Viseu

José Coelho was a 20th-century historian, politician, and professor with a passion for archaeology. His extensive collection from various local excavations is on display. These include pieces found at the Dólmen de Mamaltar de Vale de Fachas, the Antas da Pedralta and the Paranho Necropolis in nearby Tondela. The display includes both Roman and pre-Roman exhibits.

Originally built for Fernão Ortiz de Vilhegas the house and gardens contain elements of Manueline architecture and are a treat in themselves.

Casa Do Miradouro Viseu

Access - Getting There

Largo Antonio Jose Pereira
Viseu 3500-080 Portugal
Tel: 232 448 098


Opening hours Tuesday: 2 pm - 6 pm; Wednesday to Friday: 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday morning. Also closed during the New Year holidays, Easter Sunday, May 1, and Christmas Day.

Free admission

The mansion is located next to the cathedral in Viseu.

Casa Do Miradouro Viseu

Accommodation in Viseu

Both the Casa da Sé and the Hotel Avenida are recommended lodgings in the city. To eat, try O Hilário.


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