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“Terrific Modern Art Museum (and free!)”

Museu Colecao Berardo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Berardo Collection Museum is a museum that houses modern and contemporary art, togheter with modern, temporary exhibits. The permanent collection of the museum consist of the Berardo Collection, which is made up of modern en contemporary art, with major art movements like abstract expressionism, Abstraction-Création, action painting, body Art, constructivism, cubism, De Stijl, digital art, experimental art, geometric abstraction, kinetic art, minimal art, neo-expressionism, neo-plasticism, neo-Realism, op art, photography, photorealism, pop art, realism, suprematism, surrealism. The collection also consist of many important artists like Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Polock. Being located in the Culture Centre of Belém, it is right in the center of moderne culture of Lisbon. Open everyday from 10am to 19pm (last entrance 18:30pm) Entrance is paid since 01 May 2017. Free on Saturdays.
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“Terrific Modern Art Museum (and free!)”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I are not huge museum-goers, but this museum really stood out as a world-class museum worth seeing in Belem, and especially exciting since it is free. It is clean, modern-- sparkling, even-- with lots of interesting art (and some that is not that interesting, but all museums suffer from this problem). Definitely a highlight of our trip.

Visited November 2012
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“one of the best collections in Portugal!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you love art, you can't miss it!
just nearby jeronimos, this is one of my favorite places for art, always with new exhibitions and collections.
Don't miss it!!

Visited September 2012
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“A joy for modern art enthusiasts”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have really enjoyed visiting this museum which has a huge variety of modern art works. The collection is not as big as, say the Tate Modern's in London, but definitely big enough to spend a couple of hours there. The instructions/narratives are in both English and Portuguese and works are grouped by decade/chronologically. It's in the CCB, a building from the nineties that is interesting to check out anyway. At the entrance and on the outside there are a few interactive installations which you will find fun if you're into that kind of thing. To make things better, entrance is free.

Visited November 2012
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“Famous modern art - for free!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Berado collection offers a huge variety of modern art through the decades. As somewhat of a novice, I found the written narratives very informative as they offered information about how and why art evolved at that time in history and a little detail into the lives and works of some of the artists. Of course the Picasso painting is wonderful and the Warhol fabulous but there are numerous paintings and photographs to enjoy. Oursler's multimedia and installation exhibition was particularly fascinating although disturbing and kept me shocked and intrigued for quite a while. An afternoon well spent, our money not!

Visited November 2012
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“Worth seeing if you like modern art...”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I'm not particularly into modern art but this being my 8th trip to Lisbon I thought I should go and see what the Berardo collection had to offer. Actually was an interesting few hours as there is a huge variety of works to view. The cafeteria / restaurant offers some great food too at reasonable prices. Good day out. Remember you can get a train from Cais De Sodre along to Belem instead of a tram. Trains are so much quieter too!

Visited October 2012
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