MU.SA Sintra Arts Museum

Visitor's Guide

MU.SA Sintra Arts Museum

The MUSA is in Sintra's former casino

Sintra’s former casino, inaugurated in 1924, is now a museum with paintings and sculptures by both national and foreign artists residing in Portugal.

MU.SA Sintra Arts Museum

The museum presents paintings, sculptures and photography

Inaugurated in 2014, it presents temporary exhibitions together with a permanent collection of works from the mid-19th century to the present, by prominent Portuguese artists like Júlio Pomar, Alfredo Keil and Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro. Several of the pieces show Sintra over the years, especially in the early 1900s.
There’s also a room dedicated to photography.

MU.SA Sintra Arts Museum

The early-20th-century architecture has been preserved


Visiting the MU.SA Sintra Arts Museum


The MU.SA is open from 10am to 8pm on weekdays, and from 2pm to 8pm on weekends, from April to September. From October to March, it’s open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and from noon to 6pm on weekends.


How to Get to the MU.SA Sintra Arts Museum


The MU.SA is just a short walk from the Sintra train station (down the partly pedestrianized Avenida Heliodoro Salgado), but it’s even closer to the Portela de Sintra station.

Avenida Heliodoro Salgado, 102


Admission and Tickets to the MU.SA Sintra Arts Museum


Admission to the MU.SA is €1.00 for adults, and free to those under the age of 17 and over 66.

It's closed on Mondays.


Attractions Nearby


Right next to the museum, on Largo Dr. António José de Almeida, is a white building which sells tickets to the famous old tram that goes to the beach of Praia das Maçãs. You’ll see the tracks and its departure point to the right of the building.