Lisbon: Culture and Arts
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Lisbon’s culture and arts scenes are thriving making it a great art and culture holiday spot. The revitaliza-tion of Lisbon in recent years has also seen a revival of art and culture within the city. Lisbon is home to several cultural museums, which display a wealth of cultural and anthropological history, while Lisbon’s fine and modern art museums showcase the country’s premier artists’ works. The Gulbenkian museum features an impressive assembly of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic and Asian artifacts, as well paintings by Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Cassat.
Other museums of note in Lisbon include the Berardo Museum, Chiado Museum and Modern Art Center for contemporary art, the Ancient Art Museum (Portugal’s national gallery), The Tile Museum, Coaches Mu-seum and Maritime Museum for national history and culture. New impressive collections are housed at the Orient Museum (highlighting Portugal’s common history with Asia) and the forthcoming Design Museum in Alcântara. The Bairro Alto and Alfama districts are great places to experience fado, Lisbon’s notable home grown musical style.