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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
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Luc D
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars 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
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank MikeBirdman
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars 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
Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars 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 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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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 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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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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.

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Houston, Texas
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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 

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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.