Museu Diocesano de Santarém

Museum in Santarém

This small but excellent museum, in a former Jesuit college adjoining the cathedral, holds a lovely collection of restored religious artworks from its diocese. Around 200 works span the 13th to 19th centuries, and descriptions are in English. The oldest piece is a tempera painting of the Annunciation, and there is a most remarkable statue of Christ, depicted in a rare pose, half on and half off the cross.