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Lamego, Portugal


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the bishop and the old fort


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shrine above the town


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looking toward the town from the shrine


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cloister of the cathedral


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the museum

The Museum of Lamego is housed in the ancient Bishop's palace rebuilt by D. Manuel de Vasconcelos Pereira
between 1750-1786. According to the act which founded it, the Museum core consisted of "several paintings 
of the Portuguese School of the 16th century, the Tapestries of Arras and ancient furniture, belonging all 
these works to the bishop's palace of that town"; a collection of priestly garments and works of jewelry 
belonged to the initial core of the museum as well. All these works were kept by the Administrative 
Commission of the city Council, which delivered them in May 21, 1918, when the Museum was inaugurated.
The Flemish Tapestries are the most important nucleus of tapestries in Portuguese museums. They are 
magnificent exemplars made in Brussels in the first third of the 16th century. The six Tapestries represent
 "The Music", "The temple of Latona", "Lais consulte the oracle",  "Edipus in Corinth", "Edipus in Athens" 
and "Edipus and the Queen Jocasta".

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