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Address: Rua Serpa Pinto 4, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/343-21-48
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This is the Portuguese national gallery of contemporary art, focusing...

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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The museum is in a converted monastery and the building itself is very beautiful with a modern interior making the most of the original features. Unfortunately the conversion did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Cathy H
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The curator at Casa Museu Dr. Anastacio Goncalves insisted that we had to go see this exhibit at Museu do Chiado, so we went and were totally glad we did. As long as this exhibit is at the museum it needs to be seen and enjoyed by all art lovers. His WWI works are so powerful, and his post war... More 

1 Thank MA9065
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two sections to this museum. For English speakers there's not much explanation. The modern renovation of the convent is especially interesting.

1 Thank Nan D
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It´s a small museum about fado, that isn´t god or bad, but i love the music a the artists there, should give it a try.

Thank Mark H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The museum is in a converted monastery and the building itself is very beautiful with a modern interior making the most of the original features. Unfortunately the conversion did not take into account people with mobility issues (my partner is on crutches at the moment) so there are lifts but then maybe another ten stairs to get to some areas!... More 

Thank Cathy H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

There was a temporary exhibition in the annex...v brave to white out all the heritage architectural interiors yet maintaining the character...one negative is the lighting is quite badly done. Shame on ERCO.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is an amazing building- lots of interesting details to appreciate as you peruse the exhibitions. The museum is not that large and can easily be seen in an hour to an hour and a half. The exhibit on display during my visit (Adriano de Sousa Lopes) was particularly fantastic. The annotations were informative and I really enjoyed getting to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We started off with the smaller, more recently developed building. Some really good modern art in rooms painted completely white (that is, the floors as well as the walls and ceiling) which makes the most of the natural light. The main gallery in the other building round the corner was also excellent. It's a pity that they don't sell postcards... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Museu do Chiado or MNAC, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporanea, has a nice selection of modern art. Some international pieces but mostly Portuguese. A good way to expand your knowledge of contemporary art and also get an insight into the modern Portuguese cultural history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a stunning building, imaginative and modern. There is a permanent collection, not large, that gives a range of the history of art over a period of time (1850-1975). We saw a rotating exhibit by an artist we did not know,DANIEL BLAUFUKS, and his work was fascinating. They have a GOURMET restuarant too!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you want to get into Portuguese painting this is the place to go to. The museum has a nice collection of Portuguese paintings and explains the history of art very well until the modern art of the late 20th century. We came across with an interesting temporary exhibition of the artist Daniel Blaufuks, that was worth the visit too.

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