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Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian

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Address: Praca do Imperio | Belém, 1400, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/362-00-02
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The planetarium adjoins the Maritime Museum. Some programs are in English...
The planetarium adjoins the Maritime Museum. Some programs are in English, and some are geared toward children.
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It is a multidemensional video in the dome.

When you buy a ticket they tell you an alloted time for the video. We didn't realize we thought you could walk round and look at things but there is nothing to look at at. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Faro, Portugal
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48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

When you buy a ticket they tell you an alloted time for the video. We didn't realize we thought you could walk round and look at things but there is nothing to look at at. We had to wait an hour and a half in the heat so it's best to find out the times of the video showing first.... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Well presented and very interesting. The presentation in the dome lasts approx 50 mins, and there is an English translation on headphones available. Works really well.

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Boliden, Sweden
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333 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

They have improved their show and have come up with new and interesting stuff. Check the website the dates and schedules. Some shows require booking, and some are in English. Great for kids! The inside has been refurbished and has now great reclined armchairs. Enjoy it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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94 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 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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Address: Praca do Imperio | Belém, 1400, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/362-00-02
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon

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