MUSEUMS - What to see

For lovers of ancient times as modern culture. Decided to learn a little more about Lisbon and Cascais we present to you an all variety of Museums.


Berardo Collection Museum

The Berardo collection is a trip through the main artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. It starts with “Tête de Femme,” a cubist painting by Pablo Picasso. It extends to around 1000 works of more than 500 artists with Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Fernando Botero, Andreas Gursky among many others.
Address: Praça do Império (Belém), Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am-7pm
Transportation: BUS 714, 727, 728, 729, 751. Tram 15
Price: 5€

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Any excuse is good to return to this address replete with names of Portuguese modernism and 20th century British art. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso or Vieira da Silva are just some of the reasons for a passage through the building located in the southern part of the foundation’s gardens, designed by Leslie Martin
Address Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10.00-18.00 (Closed on Tuesdays)


National Museum of Natural History and Science

The chemical laboratory of the nineteenth century and the botanical garden are obligatory, but the second visit can even come just to see the butterflies, reptiles or insects. The treatment is shock to arachnophobia: there are more than three thousand species of spiders. Around here, moths and dinosaurs receive the same kind of attention. Be aware of temporary suggestions.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 56/58, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat. Sun. 11:00-18:00
Transportation: Metro Mouse. Bus 758 and 773.
Price: Up to 5€

MAAT- Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

The MAAT was born in June 2016, inaugurated in October of that year and began to operate in full in March 2017. Without any confusion, it is the curves designed by Englishwoman Amanda Levete, champions of attention in social networks, which more call attention in this essential redoubt by the river. Be aware of parallel programming and activities.
Address: Av. Brasília, Central Tejo, Belém- Lisbon
Opening Hours: 11h-19h (Closed on Tuesdays)
Transportation: Buses: 728, 714, 727, 729, 751; Electrical: 15; Train: Line of Cascais-Estação de Belém


House Fernando Pessoa

The house where Pessoa lived the last 15 years is not a museum, but a house of author, with its precious library, temporary exhibitions and a multimedia room to tell the life of the writer. But it is in the poet’s room that he wants to linger: there is the typewriter, copies of manuscripts on the dresser, sharp pencils that Pessoa kept in his pocket, and even an astral chart, to remember his mystical side. On the wall, the lease is the original.
Address: Rua Coelho da Rocha 16, Lisboa
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Metro Mouse
Price: 3€

Carmo Archaeological Museum

Do not be afraid to take the kids to see the pieces that are shown here – they are the most curious questions and they are the least annoying when they meet the ex-libbris of the Carmo Archaeological Museum. We speak of mummies, which entered the collection in the late nineteenth century, by the hand of the second president of the museum, the Count of San Januario. But there is much more to discover, believe me.
Address: Largo do Carmo, Lisboa
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00
Price: 4€


House of Stories

The house signed by Souto de Moura is the jewel of the crown of the Museum Quarter, created to generate synergies among 12 museums in the town of Cascais. The collection of this space, consisting of painting, drawing and engraving, reflects Paula Rego’s artistic and creative journey, spanning around 50 years, and includes works by her husband, British artist Victor Willing. In total, 620 works are mandatory.
Address: Avenida da República 300, Cascais
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Price: 5€

Museum of the East

Portugal’s relationship with the East is told through sumptuous pieces of the Discoveries, but also of some curious rarities, such as the Namban paper and lacquer hat that the Japanese invented to imitate the Portuguese flap model. On Sunday there is brunch with river views and specialties on the other side of the world. Follow the program of workshops for different ages, able to conquer this western Portuguese beach.
Address: Avenida Brasilia, Alcântara Dock, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00
Price: Up to 6€


National Museum of Archeology

The Galician-Lusitanian granite warriors, at the entrance, date from the first century AD and are national treasure. But there is more to see: funerary masks, Egyptian sphinxes and national finds of goldsmithing, numismatics, glass and sculpture. Want to know something really incredible? He got to the right place, this little place in Jerónimos. Now look at an example: It is more than 2,000 years old and is a unique mummy in the world. In 2011, through a CT scan, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Address: Praça do Império, Lisboa
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: BUS 714, 727, 728, 729, 751. Tram 15
Price: 5€

Tile Museum

The tile is the physical proof of the practical sense of the Portuguese who chose this conventionally poor material to decorate interior spaces and buildings. In the Museum, installed in the Convent of the Mother of God, some of the most significant examples of the national tiles are represented, from the XV century until our days.
Address: Rua da Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Bus 718, 728, 742, 759, 794
Price: 5€


National Museum of Ancient Art

Located in the Alvor Palace, it is the Portuguese museum with more national treasures and works of reference. Among the paintings, sculpture, drawing, jewelry, furniture European decorative arts, Asian and African art, the collection of the museum has about 40 thousand items from the 12th to the 19th centuries, such as the panels of St. Vincent, Nuno Gonçalves, or the Temptations of St. Anthony of Jheronymus Bosch.
Address: Rua das Janelas Verdes 17, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Santos Train. Bus 713, 714, 727, 728, 732, 760 and 774.
Price: 6€

Puppet Museum

In addition to a huge collection of traditional Portuguese puppets, this Puppet Museum has in its collection a significant collection of Southeast Asian puppets, as well as others related to African and Brazilian ancestry.
Address: Rua da Esperança 146, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Bus 25E, 713, 714, 727, 774
Price: Up to 5€


Fado Museum

A heritage of humanity that won its own house in the year 1998, when the Fado Museum opened doors in the heart of Alfama. Get to know the collections provided by hundreds of interpreters, authors, musicians, composers, instrument builders, researchers and simple amateurs who here converge with a little of their history.
Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transport: Metro Santa Apolónia. Bus 728, 735, 759, 794

Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theatre

Built in the time of Emperor Augustus, it was one of the most important monuments of Olisipo. The Roman Theater is installed in two buildings of different epochs, one eighteenth and another of the end of the century. XIX, where a typography and a luggage factory worked. And since 2015 integrated in the Museum of Lisbon. The museum features an exhibition area, an archaeological site and the ruins of the theater.
Address: Rua de São Mamede 3 A, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Bus 12E, 28E, 37
Price: 3€


Pharmacy Museum

The name does not do justice to the collection of this museum, since visiting it is also getting to know the history of health in all its splendor and embark on a journey that goes beyond all borders, exosphere included – from a rudimentary millstone of the Neolithic to a modern medical kit from the MIR Space Station. There are reconstitutions of Portuguese pharmacies (and a Chinese one), highlighting the only one in Portugal dating from the 18th century, A Barbosa Pharmacy.
Address: Rua Marechal Saldanha 1, Lisboa
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:00
Transportation: Metro Baixa-Chiado. Bus 28E
Price: Up to 5€

Museum of the Ajuda National Palace

It is difficult to imagine the wooden and cloth tent that D. José I ordered here to build in the aftermath of the earthquake of 1755. In the museum of the last royal palace, the collection goes from the 15th to the 20th century and from 2014 there is a mandatory stop: in the Queen, now visit able, is the only picture of El Greco in Portugal, The Holy Face of Christ, from the seventeenth century. Noteworthy? Recovered at auction, the table center belonging to the French silver plate of Casa Veyrat offered to D. Maria Pia, returned to the dining room.
Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisboa
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Tram 18. Bus 729, 732
Price: 5€