MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

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MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
3.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums • Art Museums
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a new cultural proposal for the city of Lisbon. A museum that combines these three fields in a space for debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. An innovative project that brings together a new building, designed by the architect Amanda Levete, and the Tejo Power Station, an example of Portuguese industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country. MAAT reflects the desire to present national and international exhibitions with contributions from contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. Contemplating great themes and current trends, the programming will also present diverse curatorial views on the EDP Foundation’s Art Collection. MAAT programming began on June 30 2016 with the presentation of four exhibitions in renovated rooms at the Tejo Power Station. On October 5 2016, the new building opened the doors with a large-scale work specifically conceived by the French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster for this space. Through MAAT, the EDP Foundation brings new energy to the city of Lisbon’s culture and landscape. The diversity of the programmes and spaces make this an important stop in the city’s cultural map. A venue created for all audiences, of all ages.
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Neighbourhood: Belém
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,546 contributions
At Lisbon's new landmark!
Apr 2019
While visiting Lisbon, you cannot miss MAAT! This is the new "Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia" and already a Lisbon's landmark. On the banks of the iconic Tagus River, in the historical "Belém" quarter, stands this recently opened cultural complex, where the new building coexists fantastically with the old Tejo Power Station. Both buildings hold permanent and temporary exhibitions on 38,000 m². From the "pedestrian" roof of the new building, the most amazing views of the Tagus and its bridge! You can combine your visit with other main attractions in the "Belém" area, as the "Torre de Belém", "Mosteiro dos Jerónimos", "Museu Nacional dos Coches" and last but not least, the famous "Casa dos Pastéis de Belém" (with the delicious and unforgettable Portuguese "Pastéis de Nata"). Enjoy!
Written 31 March 2020
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Louis Dumont
Switzerland519 contributions
Impressive building
Mar 2020
The Museum was unfortunetly closed (underconstruction) when we wanted to visit it... But the building was already worth going there! The view you get from the roof is really impressive! Don't forget to go down: the architecture of thebuilding reflects the sound and allows you to here the sound of the ricer, as if you were lying on a beach! Really relaxing and nice!
Written 25 March 2020
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howiet1971
Swindon, UK1,411 contributions
Amazing building
Feb 2020
There are 2 building; the old industrial building and the modern 'wave' building. I went in the old building which had some beautiful modern art on display, but the main bulk of the building is a stunning museum for the old power station. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 28 February 2020
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Paula R
Lisbon, Portugal54 contributions
The best museum in the city
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you just have time to go to 1 museum choose this one is the best one ! They have a good permanent collection and the view is amazing ! There’s a few restaurant around too!
Written 11 February 2020
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Ellen C
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA78 contributions
Architectural Marvels
Dec 2019
There are actually two museums here - the art/architecture and the technology (electrical museum). It is worth visiting just to see the art building which is constructed of white tiles that emulate waves - it is fantastical. (Unfortunately the art displays inside are forgettable.) The technology museum is an amazing gigantic museum of the original Lisbon boiler. I know that sounds stupid but it's spectacular, so large and beautiful. It is the "old" electrical power station that that at one time served all of Lisbon and has been totally restored as an art museum.
The MAAT is on the water near Belém Tower (we took the train from Lisbon to Belém Station it's a short walk along the water to the museum.
Written 13 January 2020
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Hein D
Brussels, Belgium16 contributions
parte arte moderna fechada
Dec 2019
interesting exhibition on electricity. poor exhibition on architecture. modern art section closed on a top tourist season!
Written 2 January 2020
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Florian B
Sorocaba, SP19 contributions
Very interesting
Dec 2019 • Solo
I just visited the Museum of Energy part (the rest was closed) which was highly interesting and impressive. Very nice whole coal energy plant with a lot of real generators, boilers, ...

Only problem is that the last part (energy experiments more for children) has only Portuguese descriptions but not in English (in the main part, everything is also available in English)
Written 23 December 2019
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Patrick Meagher
4 contributions
A great day, its a full day, let your inner geek rule
Dec 2019
Two museums, with a beautiful walk along the seafront, one an old coal powered electricity generating station, with several opened out coal burning engines. They have some early and then some more modern engines.
The Art, technology and architecture museum is just super. I spent half a day there, and I reckon I'll go back to see the other 80% that I missed.
Went to it with my wife, and we spent the evening chatting about the exhibits.
Written 16 December 2019
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World W
Boston, MA105 contributions
Went to Central instead of MAAT. Good Experience
Dec 2019
There are two places to see here. You can see the art museum for 5 euro, the Central Power Station for 5 euro or both for 9. Children, senior citizens, and oddly enough - the unemployed - receive a 50% discount.

Central might take you an hour to get through but if you are curious how the city was powered and the basics of how a coal burning power plant works in conjunction with its location on the river, then go. The sound effects are kind neat. You can walk through the boiler rooms. The lighting recreates the experience. There is also a small, interactive section for kids. Maybe 10-15 different activities. I think it's good for kids to learn.
Written 16 December 2019
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Andy
Buenos Aires, Argentina269 contributions
Beautiful construction, OK show
Dec 2019
The building’s architecture is breathtaking.
You can get to the roof while outside and appreciate a really nice Belem view. Was expecting the show to be more interesting, it was just OK without much to see
Written 9 December 2019
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