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“wonderful hidden museum”

Medeiros e Almeida Museum
Ranked #113 of 425 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is a 25-room collection of 17th to 20th century arts, originally amassed by a private collector. A true find.
queluz portugal
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“wonderful hidden museum”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was a private collection of a person from Azores. He managed to create such a wealthy art collection at his own. You will find a lots of variety of arts in a very small área. The articles exposed would fill a great museum. Amazing. Visits on Saturdays are free, need to be there at 11.00 Sharp. The guide is very good, and do pay attention to all she says. She is genius. At the end you can buy books because you cannot take pictures.

Visited April 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“casa museu - more museum than house”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This museum has a lot a glorious exhibits (I was particularly fascinated by the spectacular jewelry on display) and the rooms open to the public show the absolute luxury this family lived in. I was surprised that we were the only people there for most of the time (which gave the invigilators the opportunity to watch our every step, almost the level of security you experience when viewing the crown jewels in the Tower of London). It is all very formal and quite sterile and feels like a museum but not much like a house. Not many areas have a lived-in 'family' feel, but nonetheless we enjoyed the visit and recommend it. No photos allowed, which is always disappointing.

Visited February 2013
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“A small decorative art museum in Lisbon...”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Beautiful house of a rich man who collected art during all his life. Mainly decorative art collection with beautiful furniture, watches, porcelains. My favourite room is the dinning room where once Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier were having dinner but the whole house offers plenty of good surprises. Very calm, unfortunately not a very popular museum, I had the whole house for myself for about one hour and a half... Not accessible for handicaped, no lifts, 3 floors.

Visited January 2013
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7 Thank Jorge60
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Lisbon
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful Collection and no one visiting”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

It was a sunny Saturday morning when I decided to visit this charming little museum. There was no one inside and no one came to see it during the 1h30 hours I was there. The museum is amazing and significantly bigger than one might expect from the outside. The collection of furniture to paintings, oriental art or clocks is impressive with very exquisite and unique pieces from around the world.
For me it is an intimate and beautiful museum that is ought to be visited and that displays a taste and variety difficult to find anywhere, ah, and yes it is free Saturday morning.

Visited September 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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“Wonderful Collections”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Medeiros E Almeida House Museum has a large collection of Chinese porcelain, clocks, fans, jewelry, paintings, watches, furniture, sculpture, mirrors, tapestries, and cabinets. The house was built in 1896 in the Parisian style. The house is beautiful and this is really a decorative arts museum. There are plenty of good paintings and the furniture is first rate. The chandeliers make the house very elegant. You can see that Mister Medeiros was one of the richest men in the city from the collections he had. There is also a large collection of statues. The jewelry collection is something to see, what with large diamonds and artistic pieces of jewelry. I know few people ever see this museum, but this was one of the museums I enjoyed best in Lisbon. Mister Medeiros had exquisite taste and his house shows it.

Visited September 2012
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