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Museu Colecao Berardo

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1449-003, Portugal
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+351 21 361 2878
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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. And to make it even more great, it's free for everybody. Open everyday from 10am to 19pm (last entrance 18:30pm)

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We weren't aware this was free and wandered around for a bit to find out where to find tickets, now you know that it is free : ) This was such a lovely find, interesting art, some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't aware this was free and wandered around for a bit to find out where to find tickets, now you know that it is free : ) This was such a lovely find, interesting art, some of which appealed to me and some didn't but I enjoyed it. I would recommend about an hour minimum to see the collection.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think if you are going to visit, modern art really needs to be your sort of thing. It is full of really interesting pieces but the place is quite eery!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great architecture and light, modern art from all over the world. User friendly as the rooms are not too big , but a few benches would be welcome.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The collection in the museum is very good, and even better, it is free to visit the museum. It is just a short walk from the Monastery and other attractions. The museum shop is worth a visit, too!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

In Belem this museum is part of the Cultural Center with the gardens and other museums . They have a extensive collection of contemporary art of the last 100 years , well worth visiting .

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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

For the art fans (or art appreciators) among us this is a fantastic and free stop when in Lisbon. The collection is extensive and arranged in date order which you journey along.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visiting the art gallery with the permanent collection is "FREE" : ) If you appreciate modern art this place is a definite must. The gallery is located in Belem which makes it convenient to see many other sites along with visiting the gallery.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Imagine being able to buy whatever art you like - this is what Jose Berardo is doing. Stunning collection including all the great famous names of modern art - Richter, Polke, Warhol, Kapoor - all arranged chronologically.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The best collection of modern art I have seen in a museum. Only a short stroll along the front from the main Belém attractions. Very nice modern spacious museum with very attractive gardens and water features. Easy to navigate and each genre of modern art is nicely presented with some good informative info boards for each room. Works from all... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Free entrance and not far from other attractions in Belem. This is a very airy and spacious gallery spread over three floors (lifts available for those who wish to avoid stairs). Go up to the early part of the collection first (1900 - 1960) which is upstairs - you'll find Picasso, Mondrain and others. On the lower floor is the... More 

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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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