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“Small but with plenty of depth”

Casa Das Historias - Paula Rego
Ranked #18 of 103 things to do in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Paulo Rego is an awe-inspiring artist. If you have been a fan for a long time, or never heard of her, this museum is a must see, gathering an excellent sample of this artist's vast work.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I like Paula Rego's work so this is a good visit. Has exhibs of other artists work as well. Parking across the road.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a small museum of contemporary art. The artist that gives the name to the museum, Paula Rego, is a female portuguese artist that lives in London that is known as a storyteller, as her paintings reflect, but also because of her critical positioning about some aspects of society. This museum has the concern of presenting temporary exhibitions that usually put the works of Paula Rego dialoguing with another artists, like: Pedro Calapez (portuguese, contemporary), Honoré Daumier (french, 19th century), Adriana Molder (portuguese, contemporary, lives in Berlin). The building is very unusual, it was specifically built to receive this collection. The architect is Souto Moura (portuguese) winner of the Pritzker prize (the "nobel" of architecture) in 2011. The contrast between the brick color of the building and the green grass and the blue sky, makes an unique environment, inviting for a coffee and a slice of cake at the esplanade (the interior cafeteria is a bit noisy). The green park with trees it's great for children to run and play a bit. The education department is able to make a guided tour in english, but please send them an email before you go, so they can be prepared to receive you better. The entrance is free. There's a (paid) parking car with lots of places in the front. This museum is near the center of Cascais, a lovely village near the sea. What else could we get from this place? It's wonderful.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This started as a Museum but the painter Paula Rego decided to remove all the paintings because she did not agree with the management of the Museum. The name is still there but Paula Rego is gone. Beautiful buildings in a wonderful garden with no content. Because they have a Museum shop, a restaurant and an auditorium the Municipality of Cascais keeps the doors open with Staff to tell you the Museum is closed. Such a waste of money and purpose!

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Best thing about this museum is that its for free (remarkable in a cash-strapped country...). The collection though is nice, we already knew Paula Rego and were happy to see our favourite painting (Angel) again. But we imagine that an art lover that doesn't know her work will enjoy it also. Visit takes no more than an hour, but hey, it's free....

Thank Cees K
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