Art Museums in Lisbon

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Art Museums in Lisbon

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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA4,305 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I like that they fill in a wide range of artifacts without being overwhelming. We spent 90 minutes here and it was satisfying. A nice blend of history, just enough artwork, and a pleasant setting. We walked here from downtown - it is out of the way - maybe an hour, through different neighborhoods of Lisbon. Is it a must see? Only if you have extra days to spare.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • OnAir312252
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful museum with gorgeous tile murals, helping us understand the history of tile making as well as the art of it. Bonus church art galore. The third floor panorama is not to be missed too!
    Written July 16, 2024
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  • Agnes W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great contemporary museum : Perfect location, very complete collection, a must-visit in Lisbon and Belem
    Not too crosses so very nice
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • snoozermoose
    Boston, MA188 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were looking for things to do while in Belem and found this very niche museum. It's smaller than I expected, but the coaches inside were the most extravagant I've ever seen, and I learned some interesting things about their history. I appreciated that the info cards were in English too. This wouldn't be my top destination in Lisbon, but it makes for an interesting couple of hours.
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • Liz P
    Leeds, UK482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a stunning museum in the former home of an incredibly wealthy Portuguese businessman. The contents are exquisite and as it was incredibly quiet when we visited, we were able to have plenty of time to look round.
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • CAM
    London, UK560 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic space & design. We enjoyed hearing and seeing people interact with the Ernesto Neto exhibition. It felt and sounded a bit primal! The Nicolas Floch exhibition was eerie and had a similarly visceral effect. The deep sea still photographs and a huge video installation were fantastic.
    Written June 30, 2024
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  • Dawn K
    58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the best collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau you will find outside of Paris or Brussels
    The tour is perfect and the guide so knowledgeable
    Allow plenty of time to enjoy the experience as well as the wine afterwards
    Written July 4, 2024
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  • BlackKnight58
    Copenhagen, Denmark12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although it is not the original art (but on the other hand how could it be?) it is an extremely interesting museum which gives a unique perspective on the artist
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • Roam51149349330
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum was a wonderful surprise! It is located on the Ajuda Palace and has a contemporary design. The views over the Tagus river are really worth it!
    The museum presents impressive masterpieces, such as the caixa de rapé of D. José II (a gold box to store tobacco decorated with 951 diamonds and 240 emeralds!) or the "carnet de bal" of D. Maria Pia (containing a notebook in which the Queen would note down the names of those inviting her to dance). It is a travel back in time and a wonder for the eyes. A must-see in Lisbon!
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • Kirk E
    Santa Fe, NM989 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum offers one of the rare chances in Lisbon for visitors to explore the interior of a former historical mansion (albeit a heavily restored one). Owned by a foundation dedicated to the furtherance of traditional material crafts, the museum abounds in magnificent examples of furniture-making, weaving and the like, assembled in tasteful, coherent fashion; while few pieces are actually from the house itself, all reflect the period of its original occupancy. Only guided tours are offered, and while docents stick to a pre-arranged script, all are knowledgeable and generous in answering questions.
    Written January 17, 2023
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  • thetravelorganizer
    Tega Cay, SC619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Widely regarded as one of the best museums in all of Portugal, this museum is actually 2 buildings in an 18.5 acre park, easily accessible via the blue (azul) Metro line (Sao Sebastio stop). The Founder’s Collection includes works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Monet, Degas, Manet, van Ruisdael, Cassatt and Gainsborough. The Modern Collection is considered to be the most complete collection of modern Portuguese art in the world. Admission is 10 euros, 50% reduction for ages 65+ (better than the discount offered by the Lisbon Card). The museum offers free WiFi and you can download and use a free guide to the collections on the Gulbenkian Museum App (free). Tip: Admission is free on Sundays from 2pm on.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • mondragon
    London, UK227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We wanted to see this when it was in Dulwich, London, but not entirely sure if it was the same one. It was great! Being a maths teacher and taking my 6 year old, we loved seeing the whole story of Escher and especially the mathematically impossible drawings! A great exhibition. The gift shop was a tad limited though.
    Written July 31, 2018
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  • Anna_Maria39_11
    Winnipeg, Canada565 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My daughter and I really enjoyed this art museum. We spent well over an hour enjoying the two main exhibits on the first level as well as the exhibit showcasing some up and coming artists on the upper level. The building lends itself to some great photo opportunities, especially if you are fond of hallways.

    The area around the Biaxa-Chiado metro station can sure be a swarm to the senses. This gallery was a needed respite from the crowds, noise and hot sun. There is also a pottery store near by which is a bonus reason to visit.
    Written May 12, 2023
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  • Martin M
    Meilen, Switzerland92 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The foundation is relatively small - but whenever I am in Lisboa, I go to visit the museum. Ther are maybe 20 oaintings of hers = four of which are for me so eutiful that it maes a trip to the foundariin worthwhile. And after the museaum a coffee and sime reading in the park‘s coffeshop (not part of the muswaum) - a true escape from downtown Lisboa‘s hectic.
    Written July 1, 2018
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  • Buben
    Brookmont, MD95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in the area (it is close to the Marionette Museum, which is WELL worth a visit), I would definitely recommend stopping by. It’s a small place that displays Pomar’s art. We didn’t really know anything about this artist before visiting, but enjoyed our short visit very much. The building itself is also worth seeing.
    Written October 4, 2023
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