6 Museums you cannot miss in the city of Lisbon Hotel Portuense

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6 Museums you cannot miss in the city of Lisbon

The Portuguese capital has several tourist attractions, for all tastes and wallets. 


As far as the cultural offer goes, in addition to the many monuments, Lisbon also has several museums that are really worth visiting. In fact, the offer in this area is as wide as it is varied. Therefore, we are leaving you 6 suggestions of museums in Lisbon that you will want to visit:


The Coach Museum

One of Lisbon’s most iconic museums, the Coach Museum was opened to the public in 1904, and the building in which it is located is already a point of interest in itself.

You will find the richest collection of coaches, carriages, litters and even strollers, in this museum, dating from the 17th to the 19th century. An excellent program for the whole family.


The City Museum

There is no better way of getting to know the city than by visiting this museum. In fact, this museum is divided into 5 distinct points: Pimenta Palace, Roman Theater, St. Anthony, Torreão Poente and Casa dos Bicos. Each of these points provide a distinct view of the history of the city, and the 5 complement each other with the purpose of revealing Lisbon in different ways, to show the richness of one of the oldest cities in Europe.


The Chiado Museum

The National Museum of Contemporary Art of Chiado was founded in 1911, an innovative and pioneering concept within the international context of the era. It was born from the former Museum of Fine Arts, and was provisionally installed in this historic area of the city, which conveniently at the time, served as a stage for several literary arts of national artists. In this museum, you will find a vast collection of Portuguese art – painting, sculpture, drawing, video – from 1850 to the present day, as well as frequent exhibitions of particular relevance.


Berardo Collection Museum

This is one of the city’s newest museums, but not really less relevant. Integrated in the Cultural Center of Belém, this institution houses a permanent collection of national and international works of contemporary and modern art. The museum is divided into 2 floors, where you can stroll through the various paths of art from the 20th century to the present day. Here you will find a vast collection of works by artists such as Dalí, Picasso, Mondrian, Warhol and Pollock or Paula Rêgo, Cesarinny, Júlio Pomar, among many others.


The Fado Museum

This emblematic museum is inevitably situated in Alfama, the typical Fado district of Lisbon. It was inaugurated in 1998, and is housed in the building of the Alfama Water Lift Station, an important equipment of the city of the 19th century. Be dazzled by the rich documentation center and the vast sound archive of the best of Lisbon Fado at this Museum. The Museum also has a more active and contemporary component, teaching courses and workshops for interpreters, composers and guitarists. Vibrate to the sound of the typical lisbon fados.


The National Tile Museum

The National Tile Museum was inaugurated in 1965, and can be found in a unique building: the former Convent of the Madre de Deus, founded in 1509 by the Queen D. Leonor. This building itself, which has undergone so many transformations since its foundation is in itself worth the visit. However, its rich collection of multi-era tiles also includes a tile mural depicting the city before the 1755 earthquake. A unique program, and a journey through the history of Lisbon and Portugal.



We hereby leave you these suggestions of museums, although there are so many other museums in Lisbon which are also very interesting.

Should you need it, our staff is ready to advise on the best route to each of these museums, as well as to inform you of anything else of interest within the vicinity of each one.

Be in no doubt that there will be no lack of  what to do or visit when staying at the Portuense Hotel.