This museum is treasure trove of 19th to 20th century fine art from the Romanticism, Naturalism and Modern periods. Most of the paintings are, of course, Portuguese masterpieces by some of the most prominent artists of the period. The collection is thematically exhibited, but the museum also organises special exhibitions from time to time with different themes and insights into the art. On the top of the museum, there is a garden-café-terrace café with good views over Lisbon.
- Paid guided tours are available.
- Free entry 1st Sunday of each month, until 2pm.
- Free for under 12, disabled and their carers; unemployed.
- 50% off for 65+ and student card holders.
- Last entry at 5:30pm
- Rossio Train Station
- Buses 202, 758 stop Largo Trindade Coelho
- Bus 28E stop Chiado
- Buses 711, 736, 759 stop Rua do Ouro
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This Museum always has very interesting exhibitions of Portuguese contemporary artists. I loved the recent exhibition Reasons and Emotions, although it could have more art work, the work there was impressive. If you would like to start an introduction to the Portuguese twentieth century artists it is a good place to start. I hope in future it can house bigger exhibitions, it certainly has the space for it.
First of all, the building was particularly interesting: it was a biscuit factory with contemporary architectural intervention after a fire. The works I saw went from the 19th century to the fifties. In general it was of high quality, but the immediate post-war exhibits did not thrill me. The upper floor had contemporary works - very mixed, but a few works excited me. There is a pleasant cafe for light refreshments.
If you’ve seen many contemporary art museums you may find this one a bit less spacious but definitely worth a visit. It also includes an old cookie factory building integrated into the space, which is an interesting sight.
Incompetent management of the screening’s schedule: went to a screening of a feature documentary that was cut short because the museum closing times were prior to the ending of the film! Poor costumer support.
Nice collection but pretty underwhelming compared to MAAT or any other contemporary art museum I’ve been to in Portugal. There’s virtually little to no contemporary art, only some classic and nice modern pieces. The space is nice and has great potential but the curation is terrible.