I visited the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in Porto on a Sunday when I thought that it was free to enter. It was rather embarassing as when I sauntered in, a member of staff came after me saying that I had to pay an admission fee. I turned out that free admission is only on the first Sunday of the month.
As I had a Porto Card, I received a 50% discount on the standard adult charge of 5 Euro.
I went out to the museum’s garden upon arrival. There was beautiful blue tiling on the walls and some outdoor seating for cafe customers.
I would’ve liked to sit in the garden for a few minutes, but In the upper part of the garden there was only one bench which was in the sun.
Below is a selection of my favourites at the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.
The Yellow Skirt by Joaquin Lopes
Boats to Dischare into the River Douro by Joaquin Lopes
D Maria Bridge View of the City of Porto by Eduardo Viana
Old Porto by Dordio Gomes
Mother and Daughter by Sarah Alfonso
Lisbon by Joao Hogan
View of Portalegre by Miguel de Cantaloupe Barrias
Meditation by Manuel D’Assmupcao
Girls by Antonio Quadros
Self Portrait by Jose Tagarro
Baiser by Ernesto Canto Da Maya
Decorative Arts section
View to garden from landing
There were a lot of paintings that were too traditional and dark for my personal taste at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. I most enjoyed some of the more contemporary pieces.