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Museu do Chiado

Chiado & Carmo
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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 on...

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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Modern. White. Art

Lovely building, wonderful art. Fine location. Totally rubbish reception desk. "Gentleman" on reception too busy smoking in the stree to give any attention to the visitors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Leicester, United Kingdom

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Lisbon, Portugal
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63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is sad for someone born and raised in Lisbon to rate poor an atraction in your home town, but it is the reality. It is a second or third choice of portuguese contemporary artists. some of the greatest living portuguese painters are not on display. The museum does not have a permanent exibition, only temporary. The museum is split... More 

Thank Hapoise
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Didn't realise there were 2 parts - no explanation etc. Ended up in the 'conceptual' bit (annex?) - very interesting building & conversion but .... well the works a bit over our heads - like the International Space Station - just WAY out there.... "Good with that" then...

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

The museum is divided in two completely different spaces, with two separate entrances and two quite different exhibitions, for one ticket and one price. The first, on Rua Serpa Pinto 4, is quite poor and only contains a few paintings and sculptures from the museum's collection and temporary exhibitions. The ones I saw and which are available until Feb 2016... More 

1 Thank pmartinslux
Leicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lovely building, wonderful art. Fine location. Totally rubbish reception desk. "Gentleman" on reception too busy smoking in the stree to give any attention to the visitors. Finished issuing tickets.... back off for his smoking again. !

Thank LucaMano
Worcester, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

2 buildings make up the museum. First was 20th century paintings (rather sparse) and second was video and sounds works - one video was all about the preparation of slow cooked pork. Much preferred the Modern art museum at Belem. The sculptures by the cafe were the best part for us.

Thank gtrot
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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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168 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

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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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank weechuan

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.