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Museu Colecao Berardo

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1449-003, Portugal
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+351 21 361 2878
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Good place to visit on a rainy day.

Well set out and plenty of interesting subject matter to see.Free entrance and photos are allowed. Good place to go on a rainy day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well set out and plenty of interesting subject matter to see.Free entrance and photos are allowed. Good place to go on a rainy day.

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I have to be upfront Modern Art is not my thing, however I went to see this as part of the three major collection museums in town (the Mude and the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian). If you're in Belem it's worth the stop if you have any interest in art at all. If modern art is not your thing then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Belem and popped in to take a look, surprised it was free entry. Has some great modern art including Arshille Gorky, Picasso, Man Ray and some interesting art by lesser known artists. Covers all modern art movements in an impressively huge gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly spendid worldclass collecition of modern art including big names like Dali, Warhol, Pollock etc etc. It is free and a special place to visit and has long opening hours. Do go there

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting more. It's a gorgeous building, I was out in Belem and these reviews sounded positive. But I'm not sure why - I was very disappointed in both the breadth and offerings from each 'ism". Mostly unknown artists, which wouldn't be a problem if the art was good. But it wasn't, it was poor quality and not very... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice space in a rather arid area. If you are in Lisbon during summer, this is a great escape from the shadowless sun at the Praca do Imperio (maybe the trees still another 20 years to grow so the park turns into something comfortable to spend time at).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was down in Belem checking out the other sights and sounds, went down down past the Military monument and the Belem tower, on the way back, the moon was rising, it was getting dark, we passed by this place on foot, and were quite impressed with its design, kind of looked a bit like one of those French foreign... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection was unexpected... loved every minute of it. It is also free, which is unbelievable. Highly recommend it.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy modern art, you will enjoy this wonderful collection. It is in Belem, so you can stop and have a famous pasteis de nata nearby. The gift shop has wonderful things for the creative people in your life, good for souvenirs.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice and entertaining collection of 20C art. Many well known artists, combined with some very nice surprises. The collection is divided into artist movements during the 20C which helps to gain an overview, which otherwise can be lost a little in these types of personal collections. The museum itself is spaceous and modern, but also strangely lifeless. It... More 

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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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