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Museu Colecao Berardo

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1449-003, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 361 2878
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A short walk between the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Torre Belem, this is certainly worth the time it takes to check out and observe samples of the various genres in modern art... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2015
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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

A short walk between the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Torre Belem, this is certainly worth the time it takes to check out and observe samples of the various genres in modern art and includes works from many representatives, including some well-known ones such as Andy Warhol. It is free, too. Unfortunately we did not have time to check out... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

amazing modern museum with beautiful modern art. And the best; it is free. Easy to get by tram and it is opposite the famous monastery. Go there and be amazed!

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

The gallery in this building a magnificent architecture. the gallery is a good show that the collector has to show his fellow public. To not lose.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Having visited several times the Casa das Mudas in Madeira, with Berardo's collection I would not skip this Museum. It is great, huge variety of art as from 1900, from all over the world. Not to be missed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

The history surrounding this art museum and the fact that Barardo gave all these excellent pieces of art back to the city is a beautiful tale! The museum is free and has multiple levels to explore. I didn't have alot of time, so just saw a few sections. Dali's lobster phone and excellent Andy Warhol all form part of the... More 

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Málaga, España
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

One of the unknown Lisbon treasures. A very large and nice collection of modern art. Lovely pieces from Marcel and Francis. I would like to go back asap!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I visited this wonderful museum early in the morning and was the only tourist in the Berardo Collection museum. Great - no crowds. Please consider the idea of an early AM visit. The galleries had some famous (Pollock, Francis and so on), inspiring and downright "wild" art. I was challenged throughout my visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

The galleries were spacious, good lighting and the art works were well displayed in an uncluttered way. A brilliant array of artists. We all enjoyed it all very much but particularly liked the exhibits in the basement, many of which are on an impressively large scale. Lovely building and pleasant garden. Helpful staff. A pity that the gallery shop doesn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The best and the most richest collection of modern art in Portugal all together in one of the most iconic sites in Lisboa. Free entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This museum is an excellent overview of modern art, well organized and with diverse, well chosen examples. The huge Chagall is a must see. The roof top gardens are lovely as well. Don't miss the amazing example of street art (by @vhils i believe) visible from the roof just west of the museum. And even better, the museum is free.

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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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