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Museu Colecao Berardo

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1449-003, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 361 2878
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Berardo Collection Museum is a museum that houses modern and...

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. And to make it even more great, it's free for everybody. Open everyday from 10am to 19pm (last entrance 18:30pm)

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A must for Modern Art Lovers

Wonderful private collection of modern art. The permanent collection is a pleasure to walk though, well presented in a very logical sequence with many famous artists work on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful private collection of modern art. The permanent collection is a pleasure to walk though, well presented in a very logical sequence with many famous artists work on display. Other exhibitions are always on in addition, All are FREE!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to get lost in and have your senses assaulted by a fantastic selection of modern art. Great temporary exhibitions too. From Yves Klein to Marl Rothko to Paul Delvaux: they've got it all covered. A must-see if you are in the beautiful LIsboa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Colecao Berardo museum is set within the CCB - Centro Cultural de Belem, nearby Jeronimo Monestary. It is located within a well lit building that does not attempt to "steal" attention from the art works. A comprehensive retrospective of major art trends that influenced the 20th century, their emergence and cross-influences. Some wonderful pieces by Picasso, Calder, Apel, Maggritte... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge building has a kind of Moorish feel, with its white stone. It is massive, with lots of space. The core collections are 1900-1960 and 1960-1990, categorised by style. Go from cubist, dadaist and constructivist through over 20 movements to ther modern day. Plus a range of temporary exhibitions, videos and more. Nice cafe too. Only one request: some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasteful modern museum with thought provoking exhibits of modern Portuguese and other art. The basement exhibition opened my eyes to an aspect of British history that I was largely ignorant of (the Suez crisis). Good to see a Henry Moore outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best modern art place and tons of space!! And it is free admission too! Though you need your walking shoes for the trek

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed inside the Belem Cultural Center complex, this museum offers a great collection of 20th and 21st century art. Well worth a visit if you're into art, and it's free, too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located out in Belem, next to the monastery, this museum is a great piece of modern architecture, and a great place to spend some hours on a rainy day. I enjoyed strolling around, not only in the museum, but also the cultural center, the terrace, the coffee shop...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like "modern art" but not so much the blank canvas or junk kind, and this museum had enough for us to spend over 3 hrs enjoyably (we usually have had enough after 1.5 hrs). Read your guidebook for more details about the art collection and decide for yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent curating and commentary on modern 20th c art as well contemporary exhibitions. This museum rivals and overtakes similar ones in London and other art hubs. There is also a very good restaurant on site.

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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