Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Museum

Museu Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro

This is a biographical and monographic museum, dedicated to the life and work of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), an important personality in the cultural, artistic and political circles of Lisbon in the second half of the 19C.

Having left behind a wide variety of different artistic works, especially in the fields of drawings and ceramics, he achieved great fame as a caricaturist and sharp and incisive critic of his contemporary society.

The museum has the most complete collection of Portuguese ceramics produced by Bordalo Pinheiro - with his characteristic taste for hypernaturalism - as well as an extensive collection of his painting, original drawings and publications.

Exhibitions and events


Permanent exhibition

Bordalo’s multifaceted work mirrors the taste for sitting down to eat and enjoying good food. It also takes in the diet, culinary tastes, places to eat and table etiquette of the final quarter...

Educational programs

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