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  • 1. Fundação Millennium BCP Núcleo Arqueológico

    Baixa | Museum/Gallery

    More than 2,500 years of history is on display at this archaeological treasure trove hidden beneath a bank on one of Lisbon's busiest shopping...Read More

  • 2. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian


    Set in lovely gardens filled with leafy walkways, blooming flowers, and waddling ducks, the museum of the celebrated Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation...Read More

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  • 3. Museu Coleção Berardo

    Belém | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in the minimalist Belém Cultural Center, the Berardo Collection Museum is a showcase for one of Europe's most important private collections...Read More

  • 4. Museu Nacional do Azulejo


    A tile museum might not sound thrilling, but this magnificent space dedicated to the city's eye-catching azulejo tiles is one of the city's...Read More

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  • 5. NewsMuseum


    Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II are among the famous faces peering from the windows of this modern museum dedicated to the workings of the...Read More

  • 6. Casa dos Bicos

    Alfama | House/Mansion/Villa

    This Italianate dwelling is one of Alfama's most distinctive buildings. It was built in 1523 for Bras de Albuquerque, the son of Afonso, who...Read More

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  • 7. Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida

    Avenida da Liberdade | Museum/Gallery

    One of Lisbon’s lesser-known but most extraordinary museums, this is the former residence of collector António de Medeiros e Almeida. Every...Read More

  • 8. Convento do Carmo

    Chiado | Museum/Gallery

    The Carmelite Convent—once Lisbon's largest—was built in 1389 and all but ruined by the 1755 earthquake. Its sacristy houses the Museu Arqueológico...Read More

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  • 9. Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva

    Amoreiras | Museum/Gallery

    This small but beautiful museum in a former silk factory displays paintings, drawings, and prints by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and her Hungarian...Read More

  • 10. Galeria 111


    This high-profile gallery is one of the few dating back to before the 1974 revolution, presenting some of the best contemporary Portuguese artists...Read More

  • 11. Galeria Cristina Guerra

    Estrela | Museum/Gallery

    This gallery regularly presents works by top Portuguese artists plus some big international names. Much of the artwork later appears in some...Read More

  • 12. Museu da Farmácia

    Bairro Alto | Museum/Gallery

    Within an old palace, the Museum of Pharmacy covers more than 5,000 years of pharmaceutical history, from prehistoric cures to the fantastic...Read More

  • 13. Museu da Marioneta

    Madragoa | Museum/Gallery

    Portugal has a rich history of using puppets—from cute to creepy—to tell stories, and this fascinating museum is an opportunity to see the...Read More

  • 14. Museu de Marinha

    Belém | Museum/Gallery

    One of Lisbon's oldest museums (it was founded in 1853), the Maritime Museum showcases the importance of the seafaring tradition in Portugal...Read More

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  • 15. Museu do Oriente

    Alcântara | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a former bacalhau (salt cod) warehouse with impressive bas-reliefs on its facade, the Museu do Oriente is one of Lisbon's most important...Read More

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  • 16. Museu Militar de Lisboa

    Alfama | Museum/Gallery

    The spirit of heroism is palpable in the sprawling barracks and arsenal complex of the Lisbon Military Museum, which houses one of the largest...Read More

  • 17. Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea

    Chiado | Museum/Gallery

    Also known as the Museu do Chiado, this museum housed in a former convent specializes in Portuguese art from 1850 to the present day, covering...Read More

  • 18. Museu Nacional dos Coches

    Belém | Museum/Gallery

    Designed by Brazilian Pritzker Prize winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the National Coach Museum has a dazzling collection of gloriously gilded...Read More

  • 19. MUDE–Museu do Design e da Moda

    Baixa | Museum/Gallery

    The acronym MUDE means "to change" in Portuguese, and it's an apt one for this standout fashion and design museum whose opening was a key moment...Read More

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