Which are the best museums in Lisbon? In this article, you'll learn all about them! I have selected the museums that you should visit while you are in the capital of Portugal!
What's great is that all museums in Lisbon are free every Sunday. This makes going to the museum one of the best free things to do in Lisbon.
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1. National Museum of the Azulejo
At the National Museum of the Azulejo (or Museu Nacional do Azulejo in Portoguese) you find all kinds of ceramics. Azulejo is a type of traditional Spanish and Portuguese ceramic tilework. You find here the largest collection of ceramics of all types in the world. The collection features items from the 15th century up to the present.
2. Museum of the Orient
The Museum of the Orient (or Museu do Oriente in Portoguese) houses Asian art. Objects on diplay here include Indonesian textiles, Japanese screens, and lots of other objects with Asian origin. If you're interested in Asian art, then this is one of the best museums in Lisbon for you!
3. National Museum of Ancient Art
The National Museum of Ancient Art (or Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Portoguese) is the national art museum of Portugal and houses one of the largest art collections in the world that is very diverse. The collection includes, among many other types of art, paintings, scultpures, textiles, prints, and goldware from many parts of the world. Go here if you want to see a lot of different art all at once!
4. Berardo Collection Museum
For modern and contemporary art go to the Berardo Collection Museum (or Museu Coleção Berardo in Portoguese). Genres on display here are, among other genres, surrealism, pop art, minimalist art and conceptual art. Here you'll find both a permanent collection and changing temporary collections. Some of the famous artists whose work is shown here include Pollock, Picasso, Mondrian, Warhol and Lichtenstein.
5. National Coach Museum
At the National Coach Museum (or Museu Nacional dos Coches in Portoguese) you find one of the greatest collections of carriages in the world. It is one of Lisbon's most visited museums, and it is truly amazing. Carriages on display here were used by several royal families in Europe and many other notable historical figures.
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