The Art Nouveau building housing the museum
Housed in a prize-winning Art Nouveau building from 1904 (now dwarfed by modern towers around it), this museum shows the collection of Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves, a renowned ophthalmologist and art collector who lived here from 1932 until his death in 1965.
The museum has a collection of paintings by many of Portugal's top 19th-century artists
The museum opened in 1980, with a collection of around 3,000 pieces. Highlights include precious Chinese porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties, 19th-century European furniture, and paintings by Portuguese artists like Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, José Malhoa, and Silva Porto.
Chinese porcelain and European furniture can be seen throughout the museum
It was remodelled inside and out in 2019, giving it a new entrance through the back of the building, and more space for temporary exhibitions.
During a visit, note the architectural details of the building, like the butterfly-shaped gate and the stained-glass window.
A stained-glass window of the Art Nouveau building
How to Get to the Anastácio Gonçalves Museum
The Anastácio Gonçalves Museum is a short walk from the Picoas metro station (yellow line).
You may ride the metro (as well as the city’s buses, trams, funiculars and trains) for free with the Lisboa Card.
Avenida 5 de Outubro, 6-8, Avenidas Novas
Admission and Tickets to the Anastácio Gonçalves Museum
Admission is €5.00 or free with the Lisboa Card.
It's closed on Mondays