Lisbon has some of Europe’s best museums, with unique, private and public collections, that are an important part of the Portuguese history.
Today we introduce you to the ones that, in our opinion, cannot be missed when visiting the city.
1 - Museu Nacional do Azulejo
We’ve already dedicated a full article to this museum; it is one of the tourists’ favorites and for a very good reason, as it is located in a stunning convent and church covered in tiles. It displays several step-by-step exhibits of tile-making so that visitors can see how it combines practical uses with
2 – Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Another museum already covered in our blog and, without a doubt, the most important museum in Portugal, featuring some priceless national and international works, including paintings, sculptures, textiles and decorative arts.
3 - Museu Nacional dos Coches
Recently relocated to a new modern building, as we announced, the coach museum is one of Lisbon’s most highly considered and popular museums, for its 52 horse-drawn coaches’ collection of for the connection they create with the past.
One if the world’s largest and richest collection of modern art gathered by José Berardo, features around 1.000 works, from canvas and sculptures to video installations.
5 – Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Last but not least, the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, a rare extravagance as it covers so much in such a manageable way. The visit won’t be completed without a stroll through its large gardens.