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Vista Alegre Museum


Discover the fascinating history of the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory by visiting its impressive Museum in Ílhavo. Regardless of the weather, this visit is an unmissable experience that should be enjoyed, whether on sunny or rainy days.

Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory is widely recognized internationally for the quality and excellence of its production, offering visitors a unique heritage and industrial complex. In addition to the Museum, you will have the opportunity to explore the Factory’s Manual Painting Workshop, the Chapel, the Shops, and the Workers’ Neighborhood (learning about the entire history associated with the Neighborhood and how it developed will leave you impressed).

Venture into the world of porcelain, uncovering the secrets of its production during the Factory tour. Be amazed by the imposing facade of the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Penha de França. The painted ceilings, figurative tiles from the late 17th century, and the gilded woodwork are highlights.

Regardless of the weather, the Vista Alegre Museum is a must-visit for porcelain enthusiasts and anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the rich history of the Aveiro region. If you’re visiting this destination, include this visit in your itinerary and enjoy this unique experience.

3830-292 Vista Alegre, Ílhavo
+351 234 320 628 |
6€ | 3€ >17 e <65 | 16€ Family (2 adults e 2 or more childreen < 18 years old)
Opening hours
May a September: 10h00- 19:30 (last call 18:45) October to April: 10h00 - 19:00 (last call 18:15)
24 to 31 of December 10h00 am–18h00