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Museum of Modern Art (Museu de Arte Moderna)

Avenida Heliodoro Salgado, Sintra 2710-573, Portugal
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Worth visiting if you have time

If you have time to spare, this place is worth risking 1 euro for. The building is lovely and some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Portuguese Modern Art

Features only Portuguese modern artists, and you will learn a lot about them. But if you are not... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Thomas V
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Portugal's first contemporary art museum houses a fine collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture gathered together by financier José Berardo.
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  • Average21%
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Avenida Heliodoro Salgado, Sintra 2710-573, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time to spare, this place is worth risking 1 euro for. The building is lovely and some of the exhibits are interesting to an art enthusiast. However, many of the exhibits are rotating. When we were there, not much was captioned in...More

Thank lavernerusso
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Features only Portuguese modern artists, and you will learn a lot about them. But if you are not familiar with this genre, you may not get a lot out of this experience. Nice exposition space, and don't miss the garden outside.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Installed in a very interesting building, The Modern Art Sintra Museum is a place that you cannot ignore.

Thank Nelson B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Although it only cost 1 euro entrance fee it was worth a visit. The museum only covers 2 floors but has an interesting display of old paintings and some statues. The building itself is rather impressing with a huge white wide curved staircase leading to...More

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was really, really impressed. I happened to turn up when there were some great exhibitions, plus evening concerts. But please give it a go regardless. Easily overlooked, as its not in the historical quarter, but very accessible (near the tram stop) and at 1...More

1  Thank alisonns
Reviewed 19 August 2016

good displays, some world class displays. Only for people who are interested in the subject. There a a section covering sound and cinema which had the children enthralled +

Thank Carolyn O
Reviewed 29 September 2015

a definite must but not on the tourist route. If you are going to Sintra by Train after you have seen the national place and the Pena. make sure you go back to the town and through the pedesstrain street to the modern art gallery....More

1  Thank lusophileScotland
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I've been there 2 years ago and enjoy the expositions at the time as I'm very interested in paintings and some modern art.

Thank isabelrva
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

The Museum of Modern Art in Sintra is one of the less visited (tourist) attractions in town. This is a shame. The expositions feature established Portuguese modern artists (both sculptures and paintings) and some more experimental works by those up-and-coming. The staff is committed to...More

Thank Nuchtere_man
Reviewed 5 May 2015

this Museum has gathered together, under the roof of an interesting building, a permanent collection of international modern and contemporary art, the Bernardo Collection, a fascinating panorama of European / American works of the 20th century. It represents the major movements, and school of artistic...More

Thank Latam B
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