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Museu Colecao Berardo

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Belem
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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1449-003, Portugal
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+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.

Open everyday from 10am to 19pm (last entrance 18:30pm)

Entrance is paid since 01 May 2017. Free on Saturdays.

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For some unfathomable reason this fantastic museum does not get the coverage it deserves in the guide books and we almost missed it! Perhaps it's because Lisbon is dripping in... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

For some unfathomable reason this fantastic museum does not get the coverage it deserves in the guide books and we almost missed it! Perhaps it's because Lisbon is dripping in history that the modern art world is overlooked. But if you like contemporary, modern art do not miss this museum. It has a great permanent collection spanning almost the entire... More 

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Stuttgart
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

The collection and the building itself are things to be seen. Also enjoy the view from the museum cafe over the Tejo river

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We had gone to Belem to see the Museum of Popular Arte over the road from this place and to go to the Gulbenkian. The museum over the road was closed and derelict and we never got to the Gulbenkian. This place is worth seeing and is easy to get to from central Lisbon using a variety of trams or... More 

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Lisboa, Portugal
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

this is considered by experts a really good collection of modern art; I find some interesting items, but this is not my cup of tea...the exhibition area is great, some of the mostly painting works are indeed inspiring!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is an enormous museum, almost a town in itself. The collection of 20th century art is impressive and well curated. Too much to take in all at one go, but interesting to see the way art developed and the relationship between the different artistic movements. Will return one day.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

I love art and this Museum did not disappoint. I am currently pursuing an art degree and I found the works here so perfectly organized by movements in art history. I am a big fan of James Turrell and it was so refreshing visiting his light installation and being able to stay in the space for as long as you... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2016

Good museum in Belem just outside of the city centre. Collection includes, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Dali, Picasso, Mondrian, Rothko amongst others. All laid out in chronological order & with plenty of space between exhibits. One of the best modern galleries I've seen & a must for any art lover visiting Lisbon. Free entry & also free guide to ensure you can... More 

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Uzes, France
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

There are perhaps not many world famous masterpieces here,but the intelligent idea of displaying them in chronological order gives an extraordinary picture of the development of modern art

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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

I'm not one of those people who spends hours in a museum, but I do like to visit and take a gander. Myself and a few friends recently wandered through this museum. It's rather large in terms of footprint, and the artwork is not crowded inside. We made our way through in about an hour - it could take considerably... More 

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Wemmel, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

I am sure that for most of us a visit to this museum is a stunning surprise; Most of the world big names of modern and contemporary art are present here; This is certainly a MUST VISIT.

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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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