Museo do Chiado (Chiado Museum)
Surprising museum which features Rodin's work, a beautifully decorated garden and Sunday brunch.
A one-of-a-kind museum
The most elegant and bourgeois city district is home to one of the most amazing museums in Lisbon. Following the recent conversion of Sao Francisco Convent (Rua Serpa Pinto, 4) by the French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this space was devoted to contemporary Portuguese art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Its modern exhibitions regularly showcase interactive multimedia installations whereas its permanent collection presents works of the most famous Portuguese artists such as Jorge Vieira and José Almada. Interestingly enough, it has a small section dedicated to French sculpture, with Rodin as its major exponent. The Age of Bronze, one of Rodin's masterpieces, is on display. Beyond culture, the museum offers a splendid garden decorated with modern sculptures and excellent views of the city, where you can enjoy a drink in the cool environment. On Sundays, they also serve brunch. All information on http://www.museudochiado-ipmuseus.pt/
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