Housed inside a former watermill this small museum celebrates the works of Artur Anjos Teixeira and his son Pedro Augusto Anjos Teixeira. On the 24th of September 1974 Pedro officially bequeathed his whole non-realist collection of sculptures to the Town Council, guaranteeing their works stay in Sintra. Pedro Augusto dos Anjos Teixeira was influenced by Naturalism, Realism, late Naturalism and Neorealism. Both sculptors explored the themes of human and animal anatomy, work, freedom, professions, the female condition as well as historic and religious figures.
Anjos Teixeira Museum
The Anjos Teixeira museum first opened its doors to the public in 1976 and also served as Pedro's workshop where he also taught sculpture from 1977 to 1992. The sculptures exhibited at the Teixeria Museum have been crafted from various materials including plaster, marble and bronze along with drawings and rough prototypes are also on display. The main themes of Pedro Augusto's work studies of the female form, pastoral landscapes, and rural life in the neorealism style. The museum also stages recreational and educational activities for young children.
The museum's entrance can be found down some steps leading off the apex of the bend in the road Volta do Duche that leads into the old town from the train station. Also, there's easy access just off the Azinhaga da Sardinha car park.
Tuesday - Friday: 10h00 – 18h00, Weekends: 12h00 – 18h00. (Last admission at 17h00) Monday: CLOSED
Adult: €1.00, Child: FREE.
The museum is easily reached by a pleasant stroll from the train station uphill, past the old town hall and around the bend on the Volta do Duche road. There's a bronze statue of Ana Paula just before the sign showing you where the steps are that lead you down to the museum.
Take the IC19 from Lisbon, IC30 from Mafra or EN9 turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais
The Scotturb buses #434 & #435 leaves from Sintra Train station and takes you to the Old Town Sintra.
Azinhaga da Sardinha, Rio do Porto, Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 48' 03.5" N | 09° 22' 41.7" W
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Bronze statue of Ana Paula