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Museu do Chiado

Rua Serpa Pinto 4, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
21/343-21-48
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Ranked #109 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Neighborhoods, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is the Portuguese national gallery of contemporary art, focusing on Portuguese artists but also containing masterworks by Rodin and other.... more » Owner description: This is the Portuguese national gallery of contemporary art, focusing on Portuguese artists but also containing masterworks by Rodin and other. Nineteenth and 20th century Portuguese contemporary art forms the main collection. « less
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Israel
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A small but interesting museum, with a permanent collection of Portuguese modern art between 1850 to 1975, echoing the international art movements at that time. The museum shop is lacking in posters and postcards and should have a wider representation of the museum collection.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A very confusing building made it difficult to find our way around, nor did it hold a very interesting collection.

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edinburgh
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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I was looking forward to visiting here, but left disappointed. It is small only 3/4 rooms. There is newer art and some historical art. I prefered the older stuff. it has plenty of information throughout in Portugese as well as English. It is worth the visit if you like comtemporary art, if not give it a miss (free with Lisbon... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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248 reviews 248 reviews
212 attraction reviews
462 helpful votes 462 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Today,I visited this relatively small,fine art museum.It had a fine spectrum of Portuguese paintings from the Portuguese Romantic Period(Joao Cristina Da Silva,Antonio Patricio)up to the 21st Century(Paula Rego,Fernando Lanhas).Painters with especially fine paintings included Joao Cristina Da Silva("5 Painters of Sintra"),Alfredo Keil,Arturo Loureiro,Silva Porto("Coming Back From the Market"),Joao Marquis de Oliviera,Jose Malhoa("Beach of Macas"-my favorite one at this art museum),Antonio... More

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a smaller museum and you can go through it fairly quickly.Lots of stairs, but there is an elevator. I enjoyed reading the history of the building and seeing the brick ovens from when it was a cookie factory. Nice brick ceilings as well in one area. Pretty little garden on the way out.

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London
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192 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

This is a brilliant museum of modern art that should interest anybody, not just people with expertise in the field. The time period covered is broad, so even if you are somebody who struggles to appreciate the very recent developments in art there will be something here for you to enjoy. Our guide book managed to make it sound like... More

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