After the death of the last nun of the Arouca Monastery in 1886, the Royal Brotherhood of Queen Santa Mafalda was established to promote the cult of the Queen and to avoid the squandering of what remained of the monastery’s wealth. The Sacred Art Museum, which occupies much of Arouca’s monastery, was founded in 1933 with the preserved assets by the Royal Brotherhood of Queen Santa Mafalda. This museum is considered one of the finest private museums of religious art in the Iberian Peninsula, bringing together multiple objects of worship, vestments, liturgical manuscripts, furniture and rare pieces of sculpture, painting, tapestry and jewelry.
Access to the point of interest: by car; easy
Thursday to Sunday: from 9:30 am to 12:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Closing day: Monday and holidays
Guided visits: pre-booking by phone