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Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian

Praca do Imperio | Belém, 1400, Lisbon, Portugal
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As featured in Lisbon for young kids
Ranked #103 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The planetarium adjoins the Maritime Museum. Some programs are in English, and some are geared toward children.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took my 8- and 10-year olds and they really enjoyed it. There's a small interactive display area, which they liked but it was really just to kill time until the show started. Before going, I looked up their website because the schedule varies and they offer things for different ages and also only certain shows are in English. We... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After reading all the recommendations, we were looking forward to visiting the planetarium with our 4 year old son. But I guess he is too young for the 30 minute projector show, which was only in Portuguese and was stopped a few times due to technical issues. The exhibits outside are also all solely in Portuguese as well so can... More

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My 4 year old son loves stars and the space so the Planetario was of course a must when we were in Lisbon. But we were quite disappointed with how it worked. You go to a "movie show" which is 30-50 minutes and for his age there wasn't even anything, but we went to a show for 5 year olds... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a great place to spend some time. After one session yo just wish to return for the diferent sessions available.

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Sintra, Portugal
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

If you want to visit the stars lying down in a comfortable chair, this is the place to go. It will be dark and quiet, so many people fall asleep (my father says it's one of the best places to sleep but you pay for it). It's worth a try.

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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
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89 reviews 89 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

A great place to forget the world outside and immerse yourself o n a journey to the stars. Great to add to an afternoon in belen

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Lisbon, Portugal
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The Planetarium is located in a large Square Between 2 section on the Maritime museum (main building in the Jeronimos Monastery and Large boats exposition room) and facing Belem Cultural Centre (with Modern art museum). The building itself is dated from the 70´s and inside there´s a small exposition space stuff (rocks, models, posters...). The large exhibition room revolves around... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great atmosphere lovely people. I wen there for a field trip. Had the time of my life. I would really like to visit again.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Lisbon's Planetarium offers all that Planetariums offer around the world: a wonderful discovery of the skies and Cosmos!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Inquire about presentations in other languages than Portuguese. Watch the stars and celestial happenings.

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