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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Southampton, United Kingdom

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

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 

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Rome, Italy
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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 

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Annemasse, France
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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:)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Visited as it was very close to where I was staying. It was ok and you can't really complain too much when it only costs 5 euro to get in. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again as the art wasn't exactly mind blowing but if you're nearby or have some time to kill then you should... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Sadly they were changing out their main exhibit when I visited, so only a smaller exhibit in the downstairs gallery was available for viewing. What they had was very nice, with a few interesting pieces. Popping in when you visit Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

Thank jehenson81
Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A bit of a disappointment, because the new exhibitions were still under construction. The sole exhibition on view featured interesting work, but was assembled a bit random. The academic wall texts didn't help much.

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