Redesigned by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this museum specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Portuguese contemporary art.
The permanent collection is displayed in thematic exhibitions, with paintings and sculpture illustrating the development from Romanticism to Modernism. Most of the works are Portuguese, with a few international pieces, including French sculpture from the late 19th century and some works by Rodin.
Rodin's masterpiece The Bronze Age so realistically depicts a naked man clasping a spear, that he was accused of taking a cast from the model. Other engaging exhibits include a self-portrait by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro and two art deco diptychs by Portuguese modernist Almada Negreiros.
Temporary exhibitions are held in a separate room, and there's a good café (accessible not just to those visiting the museum) looking onto a pleasant garden and terrace with a view over Lisbon.
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Carlos Theater - The city's La Scala-inspired opera house.
Carmo Church - Romantic Gothic ruins evocative of the Great Earthquake.
São Roque Church - Home of the world's most expensive chapel
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Principe Real - Charming leafy square.
Miradouro de Santa Catarina - A terrace and cafe with a view.
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