MU.SA - SINTRA MUSEUM OF ART (MUSEU DAS ARTES DE SINTRA)
Sintra has always attracted artists and has inspired great pieces of art for centuries. MU.SA is located in a beautiful neo-Classical building which, in the 1920s, was Sintra's casino. the MU.SA art museum presents a collection of works mostly by local contemporary artists. Here too, you can find paintings and sculptures crafted by Portuguese and foreign artists residing in Portugal. The resident collection features works from some of Portugal's best-known artists, most notably the sculptor Dorita de Castel-Branco and painters Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro and António Carneiro, plus several paintings from various artists of Sintra's 18th-century heyday.
Within the Municipal Gallery, the museum also presents temporary exhibits from a variety of topics, generations and style. There is also an area dedicated to photography and a Municipal Library.