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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Norrköping
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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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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New York
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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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Berlin
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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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Israel
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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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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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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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