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Museu do Chiado

Rua Serpa Pinto 4, Lisbon 1200-444, Portugal
+351 21 343 2148
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Small and uninformative

The receptionist informed us half of the museum is closed at the moment. Although this is... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Sam A
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Small and weird

There was a number of paintings we absolutely loved in the first part of the exhibition, but then... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Flora B
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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.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Serpa Pinto 4, Lisbon 1200-444, Portugal
Chiado & Carmo
+351 21 343 2148
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The receptionist informed us half of the museum is closed at the moment. Although this is unfortunate we thought that for €4.50 there would be something worth seeing. Sadly, the paintings on display weren't particularly inspiring, there was no description of the work and the...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

There was a number of paintings we absolutely loved in the first part of the exhibition, but then, what we saw can't be called art. We didn't catch the meaning of it. However, it was an experience, but not necessarily a fully positive one. The...More

Thank Flora B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The National Museum of Contemporary art was established in the early 20th century. It is house since its foundation in the former Sao Francisco da Cidade monastery, which was damaged in the earthquake in 1755 and the fire in 1988. The renovation of the building...More

Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Not much to see. Only third floor and ground floor open. Even cafe was closed. Dissappointing exhibition overall.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Small museu, worth seeing, very accessible. Good experience as it was a good display of Portuguese art from the 20th century. Clean and bright.

Thank gitta45
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Thank Achitofel
Reviewed 15 August 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...More

Thank Richard10024
Reviewed 29 July 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...More

Thank Larry917
Reviewed 7 July 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...More

Thank Luc D
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
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