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Museu do Chiado

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Address: Rua Serpa Pinto 4, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 343 2148
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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Contemporary Art from 1850 onwards.

Which aside from the installations would normally be up our alley. As it turns out the MNAC was in an interesting building. It's been housed in the Sao Francisco da Cidade... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Which aside from the installations would normally be up our alley. As it turns out the MNAC was in an interesting building. It's been housed in the Sao Francisco da Cidade monastery since 1911. Some beautiful brick vaulted ceilings and ovens in the oven room which were constructed between 1830 and 1840 by the owner at the time. There was... More 

Thank JnVSydney
Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small yet interesting museum that presents some contemporary art, mainly from Portugal. It is located within a wonderful old building that was beautifully restored.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I wish more museums would give this sort of focus on local artists and how they fit into a broader world perspective. There was a video of a vulture in a studio which my family has been talking about its meaning for the last several days. The museum has two entrances around the corner from each other.

Thank Richard10024
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This museum has two parts- one in a former monastery that has an industrial feel and another (around the corner) in what is an elegant former mansion or ministry building. You can get an admission ticket in either building and use it for both. The small museum contains an excellent collection of Portuguese contemporary art (photography, sculpture, video, painting, etc.)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Located in Chiado this museum is well worth the visit if you like contemporary art. Beware that this museum has two entries. You've got to go around the corner to enter the second one ( you don't have to pay twice, just don't throw away your entrance ticket). You'll find a big collection of mostly Portuguese contemporary artists, temporary and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

The museum spreads over 2 buildings. I was kind of disappointed as we arrived at the second building and seeing that they were working in it. The men at the reception desk were not really interested in the visitors. The collections are not stunning or the best in Lisbon. The Museu Berardo in Belém has a much more interesting collection,... More 

Thank Jothih
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Close to downtown and in two very white bulidings. Really enjoyed wandering around the art and as I like to see examples of contemporary art. There is not much information that is useful in English and fortunately the front desk told me of the second building round the corner otherwise would have been disappointed to see only a smaller fraction... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

It wasn't a mind-blowing collection, but still interesting. Mostly colorful modern art, nothing too crazy or po-mo. Don't forget your ticket covers their two buildings. I really appreciate that they dropped the price to only 2.25 euro while one floor was closed- still enough to see and nice for the price.

Thank sandy c
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

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 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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...

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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.
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