BERARDO COLLECTION MUSEUM

Main museum of modern and contemporary art in Portugal. The collection provides a presentation of different artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, punctuated by names such as Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dalí, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Julião Sarmento and Gabriel Orozco.

Address: Praça do Império, 1449-003, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses 714, 727, 728, 729, 751. Tram 15.

Telephone: (+351) 21 361 2878

Site: www.museuberardo.p

 

CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM

The museum brings together one of the most complete collections of modern and contemporary Portuguese art, from the end of the 19th century to the present. The founder’s collection also includes objects from Ancient Egypt, the Islamic East and works by important international artists gathered in life by Calouste Gulbenkian.


Address: Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt, 1050-078, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses 713, 716, 726, 742, 746, 756. Metro São Sebastião or Praça de Espanha.

Telephone: (+351) 21 782 3000

Site: gulbenkian.pt/museu​  

MAAT – MUSEUM OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Considered a new cultural and landscape impulse in the city of Lisbon, MAAT presents national and international exhibitions with the contribution of contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. The façade with curves designed by the Englishwoman Amanda Levete stands out, a bold design that draws the attention of visitors.

Address: Av. Brasília,Central Tejo, 1300-598, Lisboa.

Transports:Buses 714, 727, 751. Tram 15.

Telephone: (+351) 21 002 8130

Site: www.maat.pt 

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TILE

Installed in the former Madre de Deus Convent, founded in 1509, the museum seeks to collect, preserve, study and disseminate representative examples of tiles, which are considered an artistic expression that differentiates Portuguese culture in the world. The collection also includes ceramic, porcelain and faience pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Address: Rua da Madre de Deus, 4, 1900-312, Lisboa.

Transports:Buses718, 728, 742, 759, 794

Telephone: (+351) 21 810 0340   

Site: www.museudoazulejo.gov.p t 

 

MUSEUM OF PHARMACY

It presents the recreation of environments that reveal to the visitor the evolution of the history and technology of Portuguese pharmacy, from the end of the 15th century to the present day, preserving a heritage that was in danger of disappearing. The theme is also addressed with pieces from civilizations from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Islam, Tibet, China and Japan.

Address: Rua Marechal Saldanha, 1, 1249-069, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses 100 e 58. Tram 28. Metro Baixa-Chiado.

Telephone: (+351) 21 340 0688

Site: www.museudafarmacia.pt

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF COACHES

Bringing together a unique collection of gala and walking vehicles from the 16th to the 19th centuries, mostly coming from the Casa Real Portuguesa, the site allows the understanding of the technical and artistic evolution of the means of transport of animal traction used by European courts until the appearance the car.

Address: Avenida da Índia, 136, 1300-300, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses714, 728, 727, 729. Tram 15.

Telephone: (+351) 21 049 2400

Site: www.museudoscoches.pt  

 

MUSEUM OF FADO

The place brings the history and technical evolution of the Portuguese guitar, the environments of the fado houses and the biographical journey of dozens of personalities. The interactive consultation provides documentary collections of performers, musicians, authors and composers, celebrating the value of this musical style as one of the greatest symbols of the country’s cultural identity.

Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1, 1100-139, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses728, 735, 759, 794. Metro Santa Apolónia.

Telephone: (+351) 21 882 3470

Site: www.museudofado.pt 

 

MARIONET/PUPPETS MUSEUM

The collections consist of different types of masks and puppets, from different parts of the world. The space also develops an extensive list of educational activities, such as guided tours and workshops for schools, shows, festivals and creative mornings for families.

Address: Rua da Esperança, 146, 1200-660, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses713, 714, 727, 774. Tram 25.

Telephone: (+351) 21 394 2810

Site: www.museudamarioneta.pt 

  

MUSEUM OF COMMUNICATIONS

The historical, scientific and technological heritage of communications is the focus of this interactive museum, which features three permanent exhibitions: “House of the Future on the Cloud – Living in a smart city”, “Winning the Distance – Five Centuries of Communications in Portugal” and “Mala -Posta “, in which full-scale situations associated with the transport of mail are recreated.

Address: Rua do Instituto Industrial, 16, 1200-109, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses 28, 732, 706, 760, 714 e 727. Metro Cais do Sodré.

Telephone: (+351) 21 393 5000

Site: www.fpc.pt/pt 

  

CHIADO CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

It is here that names like Júlio Pomar, Paula Rego, José Pedro Croft and Helena Almeida intersect with other exponents of the recent past, spreading the Portuguese artistic creation from 1850 to the present. It also offers a wide program of meetings with collectors, artists, historians, researchers and the public.

Address: Rua Serpa Pinto, 4, 1200-444, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses 60, 208 e 758. Metro Baixa-Chiado.

Telephone:  (+351)21 343 2148

Site: www.museuartecontemporanea.gov.pt 

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE

Astronomical observatory, botanical garden, educational activities, conferences, exhibitions: in this versatile museum, everything fits. The focus is on valuing science and nature. The variety of animals – from moths to dinosaurs – attracts attention. Spiders alone, there are more than 3 thousand species.

Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica, 56/58, 1250-102, Lisboa.

Transports: Buses 758 e 773. Metro Rato.

Telephone: (+351) 21 392 1800

Site: www.museus.ulisboa.pt  

  

HOUSE FERNANDO PESSOA

This is the house inhabited by Fernando Pessoa in the last fifteen years of his life. There you can visit the reconstruction of his room, as well as documents, personal objects, multimedia room and a Library specialized in poetry. The writer moved to the site in 1920 and the building was acquired in the 1980s by the Lisbon City Council.

Address: Rua Coelho da Rocha, 16, 1250-088, Lisboa.

Transports: Metro Rato

Telephone: (+351) 21 391 3270

Site: casafernandopessoa.p

NATIONAL SPORT MUSEUM

The National Sports Museum and Library provide the public with a significant collection on the history of sport in Portugal. The site was opened in 2012, 100 years after the Portuguese participation in the Olympic Games, and opens space for educational services and temporary exhibitions related to the theme.

Address: Palácio Foz, Praça dos Restauradores, 24/45, 1250-187, Lisboa.

Transports: Metro Restauradores

Telephone: 21 395 8629

Site: www.ipdj.pt/museu.html​  

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