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Museu do Chiado

Rua Serpa Pinto 4, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
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Ranked #116 of 235 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Art Museums, Neighborhoods, Museums
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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. Nineteenth and 20th century Portuguese contemporary art forms the main collection.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum filled with traditional Portuguese art. It was a nice time filler that happened to be within walking distance of my hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

One needs no more than an hour to see this gallery. If nothing else it gives one the opportunity to see local artist's work over the last hundred or so years.. Restoration of the building is commendable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very little to really draw your interest. The collection is mediocre at best and very small. Felt like I wasted my money.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This museum located in Chiado, houses collection of Portuguese art from 19th century till today. Although it's named contemporary, it is actually modern and there are only few pieces of contemporary art. They are giving discount only to Portuguese students or student enrolled in Portuguese university (?!).

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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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61 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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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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215 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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