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Museu do Chiado

Museu do Chiado museum is located in Lisbon’s historical centre. It is a National Museum of Contemporary Art that exhibits an enormous & unique collection of Portuguese art, right from the late decades of 18th century until the present day.

Address: R. Serpa Pinto 4, 1200-444 Lisboa, Portugal

Belem Cultural Centre

Centro Cultural de Belém is a private cultural centre which includes the Exhibition Centre, the Theatre Centre as well as the Meeting Centre. The Exhibition Centre has several galleries and vast space for various art exhibitions that include architecture, photography and design. The Theatre Centre has two auditoriums with capacities of 1500 and 400 respectively. The place is known for the shows of ballet, opera, theatre, cinema and conferences. The Meeting Centre has the all kinds of educational activities for schools and also contains a documentation centre.

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

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a place where the exhibition galleries are disseminated in a chronological & geographical sequence that depicts two independent portions. The first portion displays Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian, Eastern Islamic, Armenian, oriental and Classical Egyptian Art, and Far Eastern Art; whereas the second one exhibits European Art, where separate sections are devoted to the art of Book, Sculpture, Painting & Decorative French Arts of 18th century and the work of René Lalique. Apart from this, one can enjoy by becoming a part of various concerts held here by means of internationally renowned Gulbenkian ballet, choir, and orchestra.

Address: Av. de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Museo Nacional do Azulejo

Museo Nacional do Azulejo is situated in the former Convent of Madre de Deus, founded by Queen Leonor in 1509. The museum has a great collection & a unique Portuguese decorative style from the 15th century which displays the typical Moorish asymmetrical patterns and colors.

Address:;R. Me. Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisboa, Portugal.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

The museum contains a great and a diverse collection of paintings, Sculptures, drawings, gold jewelry, furniture, foreign and Portuguese arts, glass, textiles & ceramics of 15th-19th Century. The collections are well-preserved and only a few of the artistic creations are actually exhibited because of the limitation in space, but that too attracts a large number of visitors.

Address: R. das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017 Lisboa, Portugal

Museu dos Coches

Museu dos Coches is known for its exclusive collected works that displays ceremonial and promenade vehicles from the 17th to the 19th century, which gives an insight into the technological & creative evolution of animal-drawn carriages used by European Courts until the birth of the motor car. The collection of the vehicles showcased in this museum is generally from the Crown’s estate or private property of the Portuguese Royal House which includes coaches, berlins, carriages, chaises, cabriolets, litters, sedan chairs and children’s buggies.

Address: Av. da Índia 136, 1300-300 Lisboa, Portugal

National Museum of Ancient Art

The National Museum of Ancient Art is the most visited museum in Portugal which is placed in a 17th-century palace in the Chiado district of Lisbon. The museum has a vast collection of fine art that includes painting, sculpture, imprinted & decorative art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and furniture.

The museum also displays the works of some of the most famous Portuguese painters’ namely S Vicente de Fora, Gregório Lopes, Josefa de Óbidos, Francisco Vieira Lusitano, Pedro Alexandrino, Viera Portuense and Domingos António Sequeira.

Address: R. das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017 Lisboa, Portugal

Museu Colecção Berardo

The Colecção Berardo Museum is a famous museum that showcases great visual artistic creations of Europe and North America from the early twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. The collection of this museum includes works from Abstraction, Figuration, Surrealism, Pop Art, Hyperrealism, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Sculpture, Installation, Contemporary Photography and Video.

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

Museu Nacional do Traje

It has the collection of 14th-19th Century costumes. It also contains excellent costumes from the 18th century Imperial court and other traditional dress and operatic costumes and also hosts temporary exhibitions on different subjects.

Address: Largo Júlio de Castilho, Lumiar, 1600-483 Lisboa, Portugal.