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Address: Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 795 0241
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

CAM houses the most complete collection of Portuguese Contemporary Art...

CAM houses the most complete collection of Portuguese Contemporary Art produced in the first decades of the 20th century - with works by artists such as Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Paula Rego or Vieira da Silva - as well as an important collection of British and Armenian Art from the 20th century.

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Interesting building and in parts but as below - some of it is an "aquired taste"!

Would also agree that it was "challenging" though was good to have gone. Some interesting pieces and other stuff that was just a bit too out there.... Great setting and structure... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016

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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Would also agree that it was "challenging" though was good to have gone. Some interesting pieces and other stuff that was just a bit too out there.... Great setting and structure though

Thank robinrid2
Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It has the usual large number of pieces from the museum's pemanent collection, which rotate permanently and are interesting, but not sufficient to justify a visit by themselves. It also has until march 2016 an exhibition of Hein Semke, a german painter who lived most of his life in Portugal, through a display of a very large and recent donation... More 

Thank pmartinslux
Valladolid, Spain
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182 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I visited this museum after visiting the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection, as it was Sunday and had free entrance also. Maybe it is because I don´t understand much about modern art, but there were no many interesting pieces, and it even looked worse comparing it with the excellent collection I had visited previously. Otherwise the building looked quite appropiate for an... More 

Thank JesLon
Southampton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Any modern art exhibitions tend to have an interesting range of multimedia displays. This gallery is no exception. Some of the works were of great interest, others I found to be complete rubbish. But that's modern art. The gallery was very well laid out. The garden area is great and we'll worth a stroll around. Much of the internal space... More 

Thank davebude
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Entrance fee 5 Euro, but 50% discount for students! I expect one or more of three things from a modern art museum: crazy, beautiful and a combination of the two. This museum provides all of these. At the time of visit most (if not all) the art was made by a single artist (Charrua, if I remembered correctly). Great art,... More 

Thank Alexperience
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We went to this art museum expecting to see a cross section of modern art. I think it made us question whether someone was pulling our leg . Very uninspiring and a good percentage of the same thing again and again in slightly modified form. The attendants did not have a clue if the museum had anything earlier than 1960s-... More 

Thank 1Eeveedog
Rome, Italy
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We visited the museum this Sunday - free entrance. The building itself is just great: surrounded by amazing gardens, connected to the main museum Gulbenkian. I suggest to visit both museums on sunday because of the free entrance (it will take you around 2-3 hrs max). I must say, I was pretty disappointed by the modern art center itself because... More 

Thank Himmelundsterne
Annemasse, France
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502 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Actually, this is a must for anyone interested in art in Lisbon, as it is is a very very fine collection spanning several centuries. You could start the day with breakfast at their cafeteria with its outdoor terrace. don't miss the garden sculpture walk, either.

Thank hask74
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

It is small, but some nice pieces. Gorky exhibition was good. It was nice to see pre-school children engrossed in the explanations by the staff. If you are in to modern art i think its worth a visit.

Thank babydavid1982
Frankfurt, Germany
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172 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It wasn't a very large museum but still worth your while. The current collection is very interesting but I would have looked for more verity of materials. THe garden outside is also very nice but no scolptures... (disappointing) Otherwise, go ahead a have a nice couple of hours:)

Thank ShalomMK

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