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    Explore the National Museum of Contemporary Art, home to over 5,000 artworks by Portuguese artists, and enjoy an optional convenient Lisbon Card!

    Highlights

    • Visit one of the world's first museums dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon, founded in 1911.

    • Surround yourself with over 5,000 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by notable artists like Abel Manta, Adriano Sousa Lopes, and Paula Rego.

    • Choose a Lisbon Card which gives you free access to several attractions for a period of 24 to 72 hours, and hassle-free public transportation.

    • Fun Fact: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Service launched a series of online lectures from the museum called Conversas Sobre o Retrato that reached over 42,000 families per episode.

    Inclusions

    National Museum of Contemporary Art

    • Entry to the National Museum of Contemporary Art

    Lisbon Card

    • 24/48/72 hour card (optional)

    • Free color handy guide and app – physical guide unavailable, download by QR Code (optional)

    • Interactive map (optional)

    • Attractions & public transport – check here for the list of attractions and public transport

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Reviews

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    Guests from United States, Germany, Canada and over 9 countries have loved this experience
    GANA Sophie

    Gana

    5/5

    Jun, 2024

    This card is really practical when it comes to transport! What's more, it allows you to visit several places for free!
    View original review in French
    GONZALO PULIDO LOPEZ

    Gonzalo

    3/5

    Jun, 2024

    The reservation process was ok but providing ID number should't be necessary. The venue is very nice and worth to see but organization needs improvement. Tickets should be reserved on exact hour to avoid waiting 1-2 hours in a long queue. There was not even a banch to sit and water to drink what is not acceptable especially for elder people.
    Karin Baiker-Hübner

    Karin

    4/5

    Jun, 2024

    All public transportation was free of charge. At some sights there was an extra row for the Lisboa Card. That was very good.
    View original review in German
    Montserrat Vaquero Megias

    Montserrat

    5/5

    Jun, 2024

    The only thing is that you have to queue twice for the basilica and you lose a lot of time, so it would be great to see both at the same time.
    View original review in Spanish
    Francesca Pina Risoleo

    Francesca

    5/5

    Jun, 2024

    All beautiful... Lisbon really a discovery ! Not only beautiful people also a lot of culture and good food. Sintra not to be missed
    View original review in Italian

    Why visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art?

    The National Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1911 and originally operated out of the monastery of São Francisco da Cidade, a building complex badly devastated in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Contemporary art from Portugal and throughout the world can be found in this museum, which also has pieces by Rodin, Abel Manta, Adriano Sousa Lopes, and other masters. The MNAC is a must-visit for art lovers and scholars interested in Portuguese romantic, naturalist, modern, and contemporary art from the second half of the 19th century to the present day.

    Lisbon card attractions

    With a Lisbon Card, you may skip the lines at 39 more top attractions in the city. 24, 48, and 72-hour options are available, which eliminates the need to purchase individual admissions to attractions. Since it can be used in a variety of ways and is contactless, it's a convenient way to tour the city of Lisbon. The Pillar 7 Bridge Experience, Lisbon Story Center, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Museu Nacional dos Coches, and many more of Lisbon's finest attractions are all free to see with this card.

    Lisbon card transportation & more

    Get free, unrestricted use of the subway, tram, bus, elevator, train, and any other kind of public transportation in the area. Skip the lines at the best attractions and save a ton of money at the shops, museums, restaurants, clubs, and more. Grab the color guidebook, app, interactive map, and discounts that can be used at various locations across the city. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a train to Sinatra or Cascais for free and spend the day there!

    Accessibility

    National Museum of Contemporary Art

    • The museum is suitable for wheelchair users.

    Important Information

    National Museum of Contemporary Art

    • Facilities: Parking

    • Free admission is allowed on Sundays and holidays until 2pm for all citizens residing in the national territory.

    • Check here to see eligibility for free admission to the museum.

    Lisbon Card

    • You can visit each attraction only once.

    • Once redeemed, it is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours depending on the ticket option chosen.

    • Fast-track entry is not possible at all attractions.

    • All cards must be exchanged at the same redemption point.

    • Guests are recommended to check the operating hours of the attractions they wish to go to prior to their visit.

    • Bear in mind that most national monuments and museums are closed on the following dates: 1 Jan, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 24 & 25 Dec, and on municipal holidays (13 June in Lisbon & 29 June in Sintra).

    • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

    • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

    Ticket redemption point

    • Please check your final voucher for the redemption point details and specific instructions.
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