Museu Arqueológico Martins Sarmento

Museu Arqueológico Martins Sarmento
Place: Guimarães
Photo: CM Guimarães
Museu Arqueológico Martins Sarmento

Museums and Palaces

The Martins Sarmento Society is a cultural institution founded in 1881. It holds a diversified and valuable patrimony, including the Martins Sarmento Archaeological Museum, main reference of pre-roman cultures in Portugal and one of the most important museums of these cultures in Europe.

The museum is housed in the 14th century Gothic cloister of the church of São Domingos, and besides the a fine collection of prehistoric and proto-historical archaeology, epigraphy and numismatics it also has a collection of contemporary art. One of the most important pieces is a funereal stele known as the Pedra Formosa (the Beautiful Stone), which was brought to the museum in 1897 at the initiative of Dr. Martins Sarmento.


Rua Paio Galvão  
4814-509 Guimarães
+351 253 415 969

Guided Tours

Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m./ 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.; 
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m./ 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Closed: Monday and public holidays

Reserved parking spaces
Accessible route to the entrance:
  • Total
Accessible entrance:
  • Total
Reception area suitable for people with special needs
Accessible circulation inside:
  • Partial
Accessible areas/services:
  • Shop
  • Toilets
Accessible information:
  • Information panels
  • Key
  • Interative and audiovisual presentations
  • Items for tactile exploration
Care skills:
  • Motor disability
  • Mental disability
Support products/services available:
  • Mental disability
Credit cards accepted

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