Museu de Aveiro

The Aveiro Museum (also known as Santa Joana Museum), former Convento de Jesus founded in 1464 by D. Brites Leitoa, suffered various interventions during the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries: the cloister construction, the reform of the coro-baixo, the construction of the Santa Joana tomb and the principal chapel and church body covering with golden carving and azulejos representing memorable events. With the decree of 1834 (extinction of the Religious Orders), the convent is extinct and becomes a college until 1910. In 1911 it is decided to be a Museum. It suffers constant changes through the last century, mainly to install the collections. Some convent spaces such as the church, the cloister, the adjacent chapels and the two choirs (high and low) are still kept.
The assemblage of the museum is composed mainly by religious masterpieces which came from extinguished convents in 1834. However it also has small nucleus of archaeology, ethnology, etc. One of the most important religious masterpiece’s museum, placed in the former Convento de Jesus, is notable for the golden carving, the Jesus Chapel and the baroque tomb of Santa Joana. The building is classified as National Monument.


Avenida de Santa Joana


  • 4.00€
  • 70
  • Difficult external parking
  • Museums
  • Outdoor areas, Temporary exhibitions, Library, Bar/snack-bar, Guided tours, Shop/ Store, Educational services

    opening hours


  • tuesday: 10:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-18:00
  • friday: 10:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-18:00
  • sunday: 10:00-18:00
  • holiday: 10:00-18:00

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