As the capital of culture in Europe, Lisbon is a city with a large number of museums. On this page you can get acquainted with the complete list of the best museums in Lisbon which will help you decide which museum you want to visit according to your interests.
The Lisboa Story Center or the Historical Museum. This museum is a place dedicated to Portuguese history through stories and events from the past that we still remember today. The building is designed as an interactive museum that shows all important historical events through "performances" and projections. For all these needs, the museum is equipped with the most modern technology. Through all its strata, the museum takes visitors on a journey through time and everyone can experience how it used to be. Some historical events are shown in the museum, but also the legends of Lisbon, perfectly revived. Each tour of the museum lasts 1 hour. Everyone has a good time at this place.
The Berardo Collection Museum is one of the most visited museums in Lisbon. This modern art museum consists of more important collection of modern art from the 20th century to the present day. Just some of the prominent names of the artists whose works you will find in it are Warhol, Picasso, Dalí, Duchamp, Magritte, Miro, Bacon, Jackson Pollock, etc. Portuguese collector Joe Berardo has always wanted to open his own museum for his collection, which he has been collecting for years, with about 4.000 works of art.
The Maritime Museum of Lisbon is also called the "Navy Museum" and although it is not as popular as some other museums, it is one of the most important of its kind in Europe. The museum was opened in 1863, by order of King Louis. The Portuguese occupied very important positions on the seas, and this museum keeps the memory of those great maritime days in the history of Portugal very nicely. The museum proudly keeps a collection of over 17.000 items, of which 2.500 exhibits are part of the museum's permanent exhibition. For centuries, these exhibits range from maritime discoveries to the new age, with beautiful models of ships, sailboats and galleys.
MAAT Museum of Modern Architectural Appearance leaves no one indifferent. The museum is located in a part of the city called Belem, along the river Tagus, and it was symbolically built on the place from which the researchers went to the white world. Every museum serves to teach us something, so the MAAT Museum teaches and researches art in general and technology and modern architecture. At the site where the museum is located today, there used to be a "Central Tagus" power plant.
The National Museum of Ancient Art, known as MNAA contains a collection of over 40.000 items. It is considered to be the most visited museum in Lisbon, and it is located in the renovated palace from the 17th century - Palacio Alvor-Pombal. The palace is a great example of construction from that time, with simple look with decorative baroque openings. Some ceilings in the palaces were painted by the Florentine artist Vincenzo Bacherelli, while in the middle of the 18th century the ceilings were the work of Giovanni Grossi who gave unusual decorations. The palace was renovated over time, it was given new premises to meet all the requirements of the museum.