Lisbon has dozens of outstanding museums, which allow the visitor to make an authentic time travel.
Make sure you check out the tips of which museums to visit during your next journey. Choose Luzeiros Suites, right in the heart of Lisboa, and enjoy an unforgettable adventure throughout the history and culture of the country and the world.
1. Museu Nacional do Azulejo (The National Tile Museum)
Discover a unique tile exhibition and observe the evolution of manufacturing and design methods, over five centuries. Located in a former 16th century convent, a historic building, which is worth a visit in itself, where there is an outstanding grand tile panel, representative of the city of Lisbon, before the 1755 major earthquake.
2. Museu Nacional dos Coches (The National Coach Museum)
It exhibits a collection, which gathers coaches and luxury carriages, essentially, from the Portuguese royal family and nobility. The oldest coach is dated from the 16th century. Nevertheless, its state of conservation is impeccable.
3. Museu Coleção Berardo (The Berardo Collection Museum)
A space located in the Centro Cultural de Belém (Belém Cultural Centre), featuring modern and contemporary art. It displays a permanent exhibition and hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year, bringing together several styles and artistic manifestations from around the world. In there, one can contemplate works by famous artists, such as Picasso, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp.
4. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum)
The Founder’s Collection houses an excellent collection of classical art. Nevertheless, the place also includes a Modern Art Centre, in a nearby building surrounded by a stunning garden. In there, one can find pieces of ceramics, jewellery, tapestry, painting, sculpture and furniture, with over 6,000 pieces on exhibition.
5. Museu do Fado (The Fado Museum)
Since Fado is one of the most emblematic musical expressions of the Lisbon’s culture, the city could not fail to pay tribute to this important expression with a museum, which provides its visitors, not only the contact with the musical instruments, but also with the characteristic sounds.
6. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (The National Museum of Ancient Art)
It holds an extremely rich collection, which covers the period between the twelfth and the nineteenth centuries. In there, one can find the famous São Vicente de Fora Panels, which are dated back to the 15th century.
7. Museu da Marinha (The Navy Museum)
It exhibits Portuguese river and sea vessels, from the time of the discoveries, until the 19th century. One can also find there sea charts, navigational instruments, uniforms and weaponry.
8. Museu do Traje (The Nacional Museum of Costume)
It displays a collection of historical clothing (costumes and accessories), from the 17th century, to the present sate. It is also worth the visit to the gardens of its palace.
9. Museu Fundação Oriente (The Orient Foundation Museum)
Based on Portugal’s historical connection with the Asian continent, this museum-foundation exhibits sacred art, decorative pieces and paintings, in addition to clothing and objects representative of ancient cultures.
10. Museu da Eletricidade (The Electricity Museum)
Operating in a former thermoelectric power station in the Belém area, it displays a magnificent permanent exhibition, with the industrial machinery used in the production of electricity, in the early twentieth century.
There is no shortage of tourist attractions in this city. Search for hotels in Lisbon, follow our suggestions and enjoy your journey. Make sure you make a list of the most important points of interest, so that you do not forget to visit them; nevertheless, and above all, do not miss a visit to these museums.
Translation: Teresa Cardia