Quinta de Santiago Museum
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Quinta de Santiago Museum

Casa de Santiago, designed by the Italian architect Nicola Bigaglia and believed to be concluded at the end of the 19th century, was the residence of the Santiago de Carvalho family. In order to preserve and disseminate the historical memory of Matosinhos and Leça da Palmeira through art, it was converted into a museum in 1996. The estate can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10am and 6pm.

On the ground floor, there is a kitchen and coal room, on the second floor, beside the entrance hall, two lounges, a dining room and a conservatory. On the third floor, the bedrooms house the museum’s art exhibitions and, in the attic, the former servants’ quarters. In the gardens, visit the Irene Vilar Space.

In the former stables, there is now an auditorium and educational areas for workshops. Don’t leave without closely admiring the Giant Waterfall. Measuring approximately 15 sqm, featuring around 300 pieces and figures, it recreates life in Leça da Palmeira in the 1920s and 1930s, when this region was a popular location for summer holidays.

Rua Vila Franca, 134

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