Museum of Anjos Teixeira, Sintra

Museum of Anjos Teixeira, Sintra

The walk along the Volta do Duche, en route from the train station to the center of town, is a pleasant experience. Alongside the road are the master sculptures of father and son, Artur and Pedro Teixeira. Their works have been classified as Naturalist, Realist, Late-Naturalist and neorealist. They were busy.

The Anjos Teixeira Museum is an old water mill from the early 1900s. It is situated at the canal of Azinhaga da Sardinha. The mill was driven by the waters of the River Porto. In September 1974 the son, Pedro Teixeira, donated almost all of his neoclassic works and a good deal of his father's works to the City Council of Sintra.

All the items donated were located in the old mill building, which was also the residence of Pedro Teixeira. The old mill had become a House Museum and live-in work studio. Pedro Teixeira taught sculpture there until 1992. The walls and pedestals were painted to distinguish exhibits from the building infrastructure.

Father and son concerned themselves with themes of anatomy, freedom, women's lives, and historical and religious personalities. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free. There are guided tours and classes and workshops for preschoolers and others.

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Sight Name: Museum of Anjos Teixeira
Sight Location: Sintra, Portugal (See walking tours in Sintra)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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