A sampler of the museums in Lisbon
-Lisbon's Oceanarium, designed for the 1998 World Expo is unique in Europe and remains today one of the top tourist attractions in Lisbon, together with the site of the Expo, now named "Park of the Nations"
-Gulbenkian's Museum houses the Art collections of the businessman and philanthropist Calouste Gulbenkian. Its collection of Art Nouveau Lalique jewelry is unparalleled
-"Museu de Arte Antiga" (Museum of Old Art) houses the national collections of Old Painters (including Hyeronymus Bosch's  Temptation of St. Anton) and Decorative Arts (including a rare Nanban screen)
-Gulbenkian's Modern Art Gallery houses a representative collection of XX century Portuguese Art, including several oils by Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso and works by Almada Negreiros
-The 100 year-old National Coach Museum houses a unique collection of early XVII-XIX centuries Portuguese royal carriages that have been preserved in original condition.
-The Maritime Museum in Belém houses an interesting collection of models, paintings, vessels and all sorts of objects connected to the maritime past of Portugal.
-Museum of the Ricardo Espirito-Santo Silva Foundation. The Foundation runs a school for conservators of furniture, textiles and the decorative arts in general. The museum is housed in an interesting palace near the castle and includes the finest collection in the country of XVII-XVIII centuries Portuguese furniture and Arraiolos tapestries, as well as china and all sorts of decorative items set in fascinating period-furnished rooms.
  -The Tile Museum is worth visiting for its display of Portuguese azulejos.

-The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Chiado Museum) displays the national collections of paintings and sculpture of the period 1850-1930 in a building that was once part of a monastery. Its collection is sometimes dislodged during temporary exhibitions and so it is advisable to check their seasonal program beforehand.

-A list of the museums in Lisbon
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