The best museums to visit in Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, with 552,700 inhabitants. It is one of the best examples where old and new, traditional and modern can be combined in a creative way. Lisbon is the place where culture and art play a major role in its identity. That’s why Lisbon has a large number of great museums.

  • ‘Calouste Gulbenkian Museum’ features the founder’s personal collection of Islamic, Egyptian and European art, like paintings, decoration objects, sculpture etc. The museum also features creations of modern artists. One of the attractions is the exterior area, where nature, concrete and granite create a mesmerizing place.
  • The ‘National Tile Museum’ provides a large variety of tiles. By watching the collection, the visitor can realize the great quality of Portuguese tiles. The museum can also learn the visitors about the history and the art of making tiles.
  • the-museum-colecao-berardoThe ‘Museum Colecao Berardo’ offers its visitors a great modern art collection. Some of the artists that are featured, are Picasso, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. The museum provides workshops where the visitors can learn more about modern and contemporary art.
  • The ‘National Museum of Ancient Art’ has a large collection of ceramics, furniture, paintings, sculpture, gold, silverware and art from the Portuguese discoveries. It has also an education department, which gives its visitors the essential tools of understanding and appreciating the artistic creations.
  • ‘Pavilhao do Conhecimento’ is a science museum, which, through activities, stimulates the visitor’s brain and gives him the opportunity to learn more about the world of the technological and scientific culture.
  • For those who love naval history, ‘Museu de Marinha’ is the best choice. The museum gives a presentation of Portugal’s maritime history, which is one of the most important in the world. The visitors can see many ship models of different eras, equipment and many paintings.