Testimonies of Greatness!
You definitely have to visit
some of the marvellous Lisbon
available to you throughout the city.
indeed testimonies of some of the greatest
ages of Portugal and present you with a large variety of collections.
In Lisbon you can find some world-class museums such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
Also, some of the world's most valuables collections in the National Coach Museum
and in the Maritime
If you like art
collections, you can visit the Ancient Art Museum,
the Tile Museum.
If you prefer, go to the National
Contemporary Art Museum (Chiado Museum), the Gulbenkian's Modern Art Center
or Berardo Museum
in the Belem Cultural Center.
Learn more about Lisbon in the City Museum or find
the origins of the Lisbon song in the Fado Museum.
forget to reserve some time to the Mãe
d' Agua Water Museum.
Get lost in the Archaeology
Museum and contemplate the extravagance of the Ajuda Palace located
Usually overlooked by the travel guides, there are some splendid
private collections that are worth a visit like the Medeiros e Almeida Museum
and the Anastácio
you will easily see, almost all the churches in Lisbon have some small
art collections that are definitly taking a look at.
There is also the Carmo
its archaeological museum, the Saint
Anthony Church with the life history of the saint and the Saint Roque Church
with a splendid sacred art collection.
your convenience, I'll give a list of the museums you must see and a
list of other museums that are equally amazing if you have time.
You don't have to see them all the first time you come to Lisbon!
choose from the list, read the description, check ou their website and
plan the ones you're
going to see this time.
The others can be seen next time you come to
visit us, ok?
tourism office's Lisboa Card gives you free access (or at least a
reduced admission) to the majority of the Lisbon museums. Also, some of
have free entrance on Sunday mornings until 14 hours (2 PM).
Lisbon museums you must see
suggest you start with
this list and if you have time go on to the
other. The order is not mandatory, of course.
All are marvellous and
are worth a visit with some time to enjoy the collections displayed.
Check out the map I prepared for you with these ten museums, print it
and bring it with you in your visit.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
(Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)- Vast collection of authentic
Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) - World's largest and lavish
Art Museum (Museu de Arte Antiga) - Great collection of ancient
Museum (Museu de Marinha) - Testimonies of the greatness of the
explorers and overseas explorations
(Museu Colecção Berardo) -
World-class collection of modern art from Warhol to Picasso - Free admission!
Contemporary Art Museum / Chiado Museum (Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea / Museu do Chiado) -
Portuguese contemporary art
Tile Museum (Museu National do Azulejo) - An extravagant old convent with a
ancient art collection. Discover Lisbon before the 1755 Earthquake.
e Almeida Museum (Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida)- Splendid art pieces in a
Museum (Museu da Cidade) - Learn about the vast historical events of this city.
Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia) - Archaeological pieces from various
Lisbon museums equally amazing
I present you with a list of other Lisbon museums that you can visit. I
guarantee you won't be disappointed by any of them.
Ajuda Palace (Palácio da Ajuda) - Extravagant collection of furniture,
tapestries, statues, and other decorative arts.
Natural History Museum (Museu Nacional de História Natural) - Zoological and anthropological
Theater Museum (Museu Nacional do Teatro) - History of the noble art of theater in
Museum of Costume and Fashion (Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda) - Collections of ancient
costumes and fashion.
Museum (Museu Militar) - A tribute to the country's battles.
Fado Museum (Museu do Fado) - The
story of the Lisbon song and music.
Orient Museum (Museu do Oriente) -
Testimonies of the presence of Lisbon in Asia and vice-versa.
Arts Museum (Museu de Artes Decorativas) - A wonderful decorative arts collection.
Gonçalves Museum (Museu Anastácio Golçalves) - Great private decorative arts
Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum (Museu Arpad
Szenes - Vieira da Silva) - Collections of two great
Science Museum (Museu da Ciência Interactivo) - Exhibit scientific experiences with
Church's Archaeological Museum (Museu Arqueológico da Igreja do Carmo) - Astonishing
Roque Church's Sacred Art Museum (Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de São Roque) - Sacred art treasures.
Agua Water Museum (Museu da Água) - History of the water in Lisbon.
Anthony Church and Museum (Museu da Igreja de Santo António) - Presents Saint Anthony's life
The Roman Theater Museum
(Museu do Teatro Romano) - Archaeological finds of an ancient Roman theater in Lisbon.
Museum (Museu da Marioneta) - Great collection of puppets from around the world.
Bordalo Pinheiro Museum (Museu Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro) - Popular 19º century portuguese
and Resistance Museum (Museu da República e da Resistência) - Portuguese contemporary history.
Museum (Museu da Farmácia) - Pharmaceutical history collection.
Museum (Museu da Carris) - Public transportation history in Portugal.
Museum (Museu da Electricidade) - History of the electricity in Portugal.
Museum (Museu da Música) - One of the world's most important collections of
Museum (Museu da Rádio) - Presents the evolution of the radio in Portugal.
Pessoa House (Casa Fernando Pessoa) - Tribute to one of the greatest poet of all
Rodrigues House-Museum (Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues) - Tribute to the best Fado singer
of Portugal and one of the world's greatest artists of all time.
I invite you once again to visit some of the Lisbon Museums and, while
you're there, take some pictures to make it unforgettable!
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