Leal da Câmara House Museum


The Leal da Câmara House Museum is located in the final home of Mestre Leal da Câmara, where he lived between 1930 until his death in 1948.

The Sintra City Council acquired the House Museum in 1965, after it was donated by the Master's widow upon her death, and has since provided the population with a unique cultural display of the artist's life experience.

The building had once belonged to Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, the Marquis of Pombal, when it was used as a stopping point for changing horses, located between Quinta da Granja do Marquês (Terrugem, Sintra) and the Oeiras Palace.

In the 19th century, it served as a Field Hospital for the Portuguese troops during the French Invasions.

The building currently housing the Núcleo dos Saloios at the Leal da Câmara House Museum owes its existence to Jorge Segurado who, in 1919, designed a building to house the Portuguese Ethnographic Museum that would be set up in Flanders, and which Leal da Câmara then remodelled into a primary school.
Since 21 July 2003, the space displays the artists' Saloio collections.

Collections / Heritage
Painting, furniture, caricature, drawing, fabrics, ceramics. Photographic and correspondence archive and documentation. Azulejo tiles.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 to 18:00

Closed on Monday

Closed on holidays:

  • January 1st;
  • Easter Sunday;
  • May 01;
  • December 24th, 25th and 31st.


Admission Free

Leal da Câmara House Museum
Calçada da Rinchoa, 67 
2635-312 Rio de Mouro
GPS: 38°47'31.0"N 9°19’22.5"W

Phone:  +351 219 238 841/2
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