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Archaeological Treasure

Wow ... 2,500 years of Lisbon history in one small spot. Many tourists walk right by this museum... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
A challenge to book but worthwhile

Pre booking for the 3pm English tour meant going there in the morning, being sent around the corner... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Tom S
Melbourne, Australia
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Rua dos Correeiros 15 23, Lisbon 1100-161, Portugal
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Wow ... 2,500 years of Lisbon history in one small spot. Many tourists walk right by this museum and never know the treasures it holds. Offered by Millennium Bank at their location near the arch and main square. The bank discovered these ruins during an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Pre booking for the 3pm English tour meant going there in the morning, being sent around the corner to find the entrance and popping in. That gave time to go to the Roman Theatre, have a great coffee and lunch at Copenhagen Coffee Lab in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed October 12, 2018

My wife found the museum on the net and booked in advance because that is the only way to ensure you are ona tour. Our guide for this tour was Maria and she answered everyone's questions but she just happens to be an archaeologist so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed August 13, 2018

the person who gave us the tour was very passionate and gave an excellent tour. the best part it was free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dhruv K
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t actually see the ruins because apparently you need to reserve your spot ahead of time and we were turned away at the door saying they were all booked up for the rest of the day. It doesn’t state ANYWHERE on their website that you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

A free tour of archeological remains below a functioning bank in Baixa district. Make sure to sign up before hand. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke great English.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hungryhungryhamster
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

If you love archaeology, you can’t miss this place in Lisbon. You’ll be guided through centuries of history, and everything is free. Just book in advance as the tours may be all booked. The entrance is on this street but on the parallel one.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This was one of my favourite days during our visit to Lisbon. We booked our free tour for our family of five. Very informative and excellent guide.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank calmk2202
Reviewed January 2, 2018

This museum is based on the artefacts found when the bank next door was doing work. it gives an insight into how the area looked in roman times with much of the roman buildings still clear. Its free entry but the tours are done in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank lynseys750
Reviewed December 2, 2017

We searched this place out to see the underground ruins obviously, BUT, we were blown away by the beauty of the building itself. It is the original Bank of Portugal. You don't have to do a tour, you can just wander round by yourself which...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its
name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in
Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the
Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the
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August 20, 2018|
Response from dinav623 | Reviewed this property |
Super frustrating because you’re right it says ABSOLUTELY NO WHERE that you need to book in advance. But based on my mistake (haha) you have to go to the reception desk (on Rua dos Correiros) and book a time and then the... More
August 21, 2016|
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Response from Fiona H | Reviewed this property |
We didn't make a reservation but turned up at the door at the start time. There were some police outside the door saying it was closed, but we checked with the receptionist in the bank who advised us just to wait outside... More