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“Purely from an architectural point of view, a must-see for the contrast to 'old' Lisbon”

MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Striking design on the banks of the river close to Belem, making for great photos, with an accessible rooftop viewpoint for even more panoramic views of the river and bridge. Unfortunately I had very little time in the museum itself, but what I did see impressed me.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Maybe a bit too contemporary for our liking, however I can absolutely see why anyone that likes contemporary art would love this place. Very cool location right on the river convergence with the Atlantic. Totally worth the price if admission.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Located in the Belem district of Lisbon, MAAT stands for Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology, but everyone in Lisbon, including taxi drivers, refers to it as MAAT. This is a cultural centre designed by British architecture firm Amanda Levete Architects and it is home to national and international exhibitions by contemporary artists, but you should go there to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the building itself rather than the exhibitions inside. I personally did not enter the museum but most people I spoke to seemed disappointed. I was there to see the building and enjoy the views of the River Tagus with the April 25 Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) and Cristo-Rei monument in the background. You can sit on the steps by the waterfront and enjoy a drink or even go on top of the building for a better view of the city. Getting here from Baixa by Uber costs around 7€, but you can also walk here if you visit the Belem Tower. It's a very walkable area. I visited this place twice, the first time on an afternoon with my wife and the second time before sunrise to do some photography. It's definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

there is no info on the website that the museum is closed from Friday to Sunday because of Eurovision Song Contest! Don't go there for nothing like we did.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

What a fine location for an exhibition. The former power house has been built up for a museum of technology. Great work and design.
It is giving you an imagination how hard it was to work at this time.
A perfect place for children to learn !

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Puffinman
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