Founded in the 1950s by brothers Abel and João Lacerda, this museum is divided into two buildings, one dedicated to art and the other to classic cars. They are both open to public all year round. At one of the buildings, you can visit the unusual collection of philanthropist Abel Lacerda which includes around five hundred painting, sculpture, furniture and tapestry pieces which range from the Roman Era up to the Contemporary Era. This collection has been improved thanks to the offers made by important collectors and artists like Vieira da Silva, Jean Lurçat, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
The building next to it was built by João de Lacerda in order to hold 100 classic cars and motorbikes, allowing all vehicles to circulate outside the building when necessary. Here you can visit a permanent exhibition which, apart from an old bicycle and tricycle collection, 30 motorbikes and 70 cars among which the oldest car still working in Portugal, an 1899 Peugeot.
Recently opened, Caramulo Experience Center, housed in a former industrial building of the 70's, contains in a 2400 sq-meter area a classic car repair and maintenance garage, the reserves of Museu do Caramulo collection, an exhibit room, a cafeteria, a documentation centre, a product store for classic cars, meeting rooms for corporate events, presentations, training courses and workshops.
The visit to Caramulo Experience Center can also include a classic car ride, a true time travel that you will never forget.
Museu do Caramulo is opened all year round except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day during the morning, January 1st during the morning, Easter Sunday during the morning and Easter Monday.