Dr Joaquim Manso Museum


The Dr. Joaquim Manso Museum is located on the Portuguese beachfront villa of Nazaré, well known for its fishing and ethnographic traditions and for its beautiful landscape.

This is a Museum about Nazaré and its relationship with the sea, which "all Portuguese carry in their heart" (Artur pastor, 1958).

in addition to documenting the historical-cultural identification of the region since the Prehistory until now, it highlight the aspects related to maritime culture, giving priority to the vessels and equipment of the traditional fishing of the Portuguese coast.

Do you want to remember the time when the oxen used to pull the boats up the beach? Why the art xávega's boats have the prow so sharp? And it will be true that the nazaré's women dress up really seven skirts?

Come visit Nazaré, walk thru the narrow and picturesque streets of this villa, dazzle yourself with the strength of the Praia do Norte (North Beach) waves, where the tradition is still alive...

Navigate with us on this visit!


Image: Juan Ávalos, Pescador da Nazaré, 1945-47


Adress: Rua D. Fuas Roupinho – Sítio | 2450-065 Nazaré - Portugal

Phone Number: (+351) 262 568 801

Fax: (+351)

e-mail: mjmanso@drcc.gov.pt



Winter | Octuber to June: Tuesday to Friday, 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-5.30pm

Summer | July to September: Tuesday to Friday, 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-6pm

Closed on weekends, Mundays and holidays

Average visit duration: 30 minutes

Technical Services

Munday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Library and Documentation Centre

Munday to Friday, 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm


- The exhibition is located on a single ground floor, being accessible to wheelchairs' visitors or with locomotion difficulties

- Not adapted toilets

- Although the texts are in Portuguese, room sheets are available in English, French and Spanish


By car

From Lisboa - Via A8, exit in Valado dos Frades / Nazaré

From Porto - Via A1 to Leiria / A8 or A29/A17/A8, exit in Valado dos Frades / Nazaré

Public Transports

Train: West line, station of Valado dos Frades (5km from Nazaré)

Rede Expressos, Rodoviária do Oeste e Rodoviária do Tejo

Urban Transposts

Lift (connection Praia - Sítio da Nazaré) and urban buses.

GPS Coordinates
N 39º60'63.75'' O 9º07'59.47''