MAC/CCB Museu de Arte Contemporânea

MAC/CCB Museu de Arte Contemporânea

MAC/CCB Museu de Arte Contemporânea
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
A must-visit in Lisbon, the Museum of Contemporary Art – MAC/CCB opened its doors on October 27th 2023. The Museum receives in deposit works from the State Contemporary Art Collection (CACE), the Teixeira de Freitas Collection, the Ellipse Collection, and the Berardo Collection. Names such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman or Cindy Sherman, among many others, are presented on the board of the movements that their works allowed to define, enabling a journey through time and an in-depth knowledge of each context. The new MAC/CCB, which includes the Architecture Center/Garagem Sul, affirms the mission of the Centro Cultural de Belém, enhancing the dialogue between visual arts, architecture, and performing arts with the presentation of temporary exhibitions by contemporary artists.
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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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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Museum
    Two floors were open when I visited. The upper floor (#2) was huge and had some very interesting exhibits. The lower floor (-1 I think) wasn’t for me but I’m sure that some people would appreciate it. The lower floor is much smaller. Unlike the other attractions in Belém, this one wasn’t crowded which was a big relief. I had to ask directions as I didn’t see any signs for the Museu Coleccao Berardo. Recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The latter half of 20th century
    The very informative collection of Modern Art has just reopened in the massive white block of Centro Cultural Belem. It presents all the different trends in late 20th century European and North American art. Comparing the works of well established artists like Yves Klein, Renato Guttuso and Niki de Saint Phalle to their less famous colleagues gives a wider picture of each gategory.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Bob R
    Belgrade, Serbia610 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great collection
    Great collection! Not only you will find big names like Picasso, Dali, Warhol, de Steal, Bacon, Morandi, Rothko... But the collection itself is so well laid out - I loved it. It costs 10€.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Massimo P
    Bologna, Italy8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very pleasant experience
    Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC/CCB) was a very pleasant experience. The diverse collection and thought-provoking exhibits provided a captivating journey through modern artistic expressions. The museum's atmosphere was welcoming, enhancing the overall enjoyment of the visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Carl1976P
    Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captivating Contemporary Art
    Visiting MAC/CCB Museu de Arte Contemporânea was an absolute pleasure. The museum's collection of contemporary art is truly impressive, showcasing a diverse range of works that are both thought-provoking and visually stunning. The layout of the museum is well-designed, allowing for easy navigation and ample space to appreciate each piece. The exhibits are curated with care, providing insightful context and enhancing the overall experience. The museum staff were friendly and knowledgeable, adding to the welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or simply curious about contemporary art, MAC/CCB is a must-visit destination in Lisbon. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at MAC/CCB and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cultural experience in the city.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 February 2024
  • Natalie B
    New York City, New York8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MAC is a special place
    MAC is inspirational and inspired. A wonderful collection of works by famous artists and some less famous, but equally amazing ones. It’s a great way to spend the day and learn a few things. And the place is very cool, too. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Theodoros M
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply excited
    I was positively shocked by the sufficient amount of exhibits on the two levels of the museum. Apart from the impressive building, the popart section was my favourite as I saw works of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Another positive thing is the price of the museum (12 euros) which was reduced on my visit to 7 euros! There’s still another gallery to open soon, so I guess when I visit Lisbon in the future I’d definitely visit this museum again.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 March 2024
  • ArtsyGalBaltimore
    834 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    MAC/CCB Take a Stroll through the Berardo Collection
    The museum is located in a modern complex. I only toured the second floor Berardo Collection Museum and oh what a collection. The collection is arranged by schools and well narrated in two languages. Signage is clear and it is probably the most well designed review of art that allows one to focus on the art itself instead of what room or where to go next. Kudos to all who have made this museum a reality.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 May 2024
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KennethEast
Chicago, IL180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Our group loved the main collection of the MAC. It reminded me of the Thyseen-Boremisza Museum in Madrid. Instead of an overview of 13c to 20c art, the MAC focuses on 20-21c art. Wonderful individual works. But the sum was much more than its parts. The curators have provided a wonderful tour of the major artistic threads of the last century or more. But one person in our group took advantage of the combined entrance ticket to venture to the Architecture Center across the plaza from the main MAC/CCB building for its much more Portugal-centric offerings. He was enthusiastic about an exhibit that tracked the impact of the hilly topography of Lisbon on the strong and inward looking multiple neighborhoods.
Written 29 May 2024
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Giuliana G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
If you are in Lisbon you can't miss to visit MAC/CCB Museum, It was a beautiful experience, above all I loved the permanent collection.
Written 16 May 2024
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Marwa Q
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is an amazing museum! It leads you through the eras of art and gives you enough information along the way. Everything is in English. I learnt so much that I wasn't aware of. It's a must for any art lover.
Written 16 May 2024
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland834 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The museum is located in a modern complex. I only toured the second floor Berardo Collection Museum and oh what a collection. The collection is arranged by schools and well narrated in two languages. Signage is clear and it is probably the most well designed review of art that allows one to focus on the art itself instead of what room or where to go next. Kudos to all who have made this museum a reality.
Written 2 May 2024
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Theodoros M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I was positively shocked by the sufficient amount of exhibits on the two levels of the museum. Apart from the impressive building, the popart section was my favourite as I saw works of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Another positive thing is the price of the museum (12 euros) which was reduced on my visit to 7 euros! There’s still another gallery to open soon, so I guess when I visit Lisbon in the future I’d definitely visit this museum again.
Written 27 March 2024
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Natalie B
New York City, NY8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
MAC is inspirational and inspired. A wonderful collection of works by famous artists and some less famous, but equally amazing ones. It’s a great way to spend the day and learn a few things. And the place is very cool, too. Highly recommended.
Written 17 March 2024
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Lisa G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautifully designed museum with a selection of outstanding exhibitions including a variety of female positions - highly recommend spending a few hours there!
Written 11 March 2024
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João Henrique V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
An amazing collection with a lot of important works and artists, well structured and contextualised, certainly worth dedicating some time to visit if you have the chance.
Written 9 March 2024
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Khrystyna
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Amazing architecture and interesting exhibition!
I liked the American pop art exhibition and the one with geometric lines it’s very nice to walk on the museum territory. Very nicely designed.
Written 29 February 2024
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Carl1976P
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Visiting MAC/CCB Museu de Arte Contemporânea was an absolute pleasure. The museum's collection of contemporary art is truly impressive, showcasing a diverse range of works that are both thought-provoking and visually stunning.

The layout of the museum is well-designed, allowing for easy navigation and ample space to appreciate each piece. The exhibits are curated with care, providing insightful context and enhancing the overall experience.

The museum staff were friendly and knowledgeable, adding to the welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or simply curious about contemporary art, MAC/CCB is a must-visit destination in Lisbon.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at MAC/CCB and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cultural experience in the city.
Written 27 February 2024
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