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The most impressive and beautiful Portuguese cribs were produced during the XVIII century.

A few cribs of that period still exist and the Christmas season is a very especial period for visiting them at Basilica of Estrela, National Museum of Ancient Art and other museums in Lisbon.



   
 
by sculptor Machado Castro, Basilica of Estrela, Lisbon   at Ricardo Espírito Santo Foundation, Lisboa   by sculptor Joaquim José de Barros, MNAA, Lisbon
by Machado de Castro, Basilica of Estrela, Lisbon   Unknown, Ricardo Espírito Santo Foundation, Lisbon   by Joaquim José Barros,
MNAA, Lisbon
         
from Madeira   by sculptor Machado de Castro, Lisbon Cathedral   by Vasconcelos, MNAA, Lisbon
from Madeira   by Machado de Castro, Lisbon Cathedral   by Vasconcelos,
MNAA, Lisbon
         
Lisbon Patriarchate   Lisbon Patriarchate   Lisbon Patriarchate
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  Lisbon Patriarchate
(detail)
         
Machado de Castro workshop   by Gregório Lopes | Jorge Leal, MNAA    
Machado Castro workshop   by Gregório Lopes | Jorge Leal, MNAA, Lisbon    
 
   
 

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