Museums

MudeLisbon has more than 50 Museums, which exhibit pieces and works of art ranging from Antiquity to the present day. In a city with more than 3,000 years of history, there are traces dating from its founding by the Phoenicians, pieces that testify the Portuguese discoveries of the XV to the XVII centuries or even design pieces signed by famous international designers of this century. Art works (by artists such as Dürer, Bosch, Picasso, Jean Paul Gaultier, Paula Rego), sciences, ethnography, music, all of this can be found in Lisbon’s Museums. Most of them charge an entrance fee (information on prices can be found on each page), but on Sundays and until 14h00, entrance is free in all public Museums.

Museums in Lisbon

Archaeological Centre of Rua dos Correeiros

Rua dos Correeiros Archeological site, lays next to the rua Augusta Arch, in a building belonging to the bank Millennium. It is a private museum that surface when the building’s restoration works were carried out. It eventually uncovered some archaeological structures left by different civilizations who lived in the area where Lisbon now stands, for […]

Archaeological Museum of São Miguel de Odrinhas

In the village of São Miguel de Odrinhas, between Sintra and Ericeira, there is a very interesting archaeological museum. It was in the 16th century that some scholars began to gather around the old chapel of St. Michael various Roman inscriptions found on the camps and villages of the region. Those findings were continuously enriched […]

Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Foundation

Facing the romantic Amoreiras Garden, in the building of the old Silk Textiles Factory, we find the Museum and Foundation that honours the well-known artists Mª Helena Vieira da Silva and her husband Arpad Szenes. The Foundation was opened in 1994 (architects: José Sommer Ribeiro and Richard Clarke), presenting an architecture faithful to the history […]

Benfica Museum

Benfica Museum is installed next to estádio da Luz (Benfica’s soccer stadium) and opened its doors in 2013 to tell the story of this club. The building is composed of three floors and occupies around four thousand square meters. Inside, there’s a huge vertical window that follows the three floors and displays 497 trophies won by […]

Berardo Collection Museum

The Berardo Collection Museum was opened in 2007 in the Exhibition Centre of Centro Cultural de Belém. The collection of this recent museum has about 1000 pieces from more than 500 artists, and belongs to Joe Berardo, a successful businessman from Madeira and a passionate collector of modern and contemporary art. The purpose of this […]

Carmo Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Carmo took the ruins of Carmo Convent, founded in 1389 by D. Nuno Álvares Pereira to celebrate a Portuguese victory over the Spanish army (the Aljubarrota battle). Since 1894, this museum exhibits a collection of medieval tombs (admire the D. Fernando gothic tomb), statues, Roman and Visigothic pieces and even two exotic pre-Columbian mummies. […]

Casa da Liberdade – Mário Cesariny

Casa da Liberdade – Mário Cesariny is a polyvalent and artistic space, located in Alfama. It was created as an homage to surrealistic painter and poet Mário Cesariny. Founded in partnership with Perve Galeria, this house hosts a substantial collection by the portuguese artist. This exact collection began to be gathered during the 1990′s, and […]

Casa das Histórias – Paula Rego

The House of Stories hosts the work of the most famous Portuguese artist of the present: Paula Rego. Although having been internationally recognized in London (where she lives), Paula Rego is a Portuguese artist. Her museum is located in the beautiful village of Cascais, where the artist spent the childhood. The architectural project is by the […]

Casa-Museu Amália Rodrigues

The great diva of fado, Amália Rodrigues, is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and beloved figures in Portuguese culture. Therefore, the house where she lived was transformed into a museum almost immediately after her death, in 1999. The refurbishment of the house was carried out by the Amália Rodrigues Foundation, in collaboration with the Museum […]

Centre of Modern Art

Belonging to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Centre of Modern Art José de Azeredo Perdigão (CAM) is named after the first president of the foundation. It was created in 1983, becoming the first place in Portugal with a permanent exhibition of modern and contemporary art. It features a collection of about 9000 art pieces both […]