The 5 best modern and contemporary art museums Lisbon

Museu National de arte contemporâneo do chiado

Rue Serpa Pinto 4


+351 21 343 2148

This selected museum in Chiado has a very representative collection of modern and contemporary art on display, from the late 1800s to today, with significant artworks by artists like Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Columbano Bordalo Pinhiero, Almada Negreiros, Silva Porto, Mario Cesariny and Paula Rego.

Centro de Arte Moderna

Rua Dr. Nicolau de


Avenidad Novas

+351 21 782 3474

Part of the marvelous Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, this Centre for Modern Art exhibits a permanent collection of Portuguese and international art, including works by Lourdes Castro, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Paula Rego and David Hockney. The gardens around the museum are an oasis of peace in the city.


Museu Coleçâo Berardo

Praça do Império


+351 21 361 2878

Throughout the years, controversial businessman Joe Berardo built up an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art and stored it at the Centro Cultural de Belém. The Museu Berardo is housed in the CCB. The Berardo Museum displays works by Joana Vasconcelos, Miro, Warhol, Picasso, Schnabel and Basquiat, and has regular and noteworthy temporary exhibits.

Museu Vieira da Silva-arpad szenes

Praça das

Amoreiras 56


+351 21 388 0044

A former royal silk factory in the charming garden of Amoreiras now houses an intimate museum dedicated to Portugal's greatest 20th-century artist, Vieira da Silva, and to her husband Arpad Szenes. The museum hosts interesting temporary exhibitions and cultural initiatives.

Atelier Museu Julio Pomar

Rua do Vale 7

Principe Real

+351 21 588 0793


This small and very unknown museum is solely dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the work of Julio Pomar, one of the most important Portuguese artists of the 20th century. It is housed in a former warehouse redesigned by architect Siza Vieira and holds an impressive number of Pomar's works.


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