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Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian

#1,103 of 2,603 things to do in Lisbon
Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
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Mar 31, 2019
“Unfortunately it was closed due to a technical fault”
Jun 6, 2019
The planetarium adjoins the Maritime Museum. Some programs are in English, and some are geared toward children.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration:2-3 hours
Praca do Imperio | Belém, 1400, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
+351 21 097 7350
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

I haven't been to a planetarium before and so was excited to see the show in Lisbon as it had an English translation and was only €5 each. Unfortunately I wasn't impressed with the Hubble presentation, the information seemed quite outdated and the video could...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jessie H
Reviewed March 31, 2019

We looked forward to seeing the Hubble Vision spectacle, but were told that Planetarium was closed due to a technical fault. Likely it has reopened by now. Also I understand there are exhibitions on constellations and the Star of Bethlehem, from which Belem is derived.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank permia
Reviewed February 25, 2019

A very ordinary planetarium. We choose it over the Archaeological Museum next door, which was a mistake. Saw the Hubble Vision show, which had nothing new really, must have seen the content on discovery many a times.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank CPJ0shi
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I think junior high-schoolers can produce much better presentaions nowadays. It's old, boring presentations in old technology that today is completely made irrelevant. The place should be torn-down.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank samizeh
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This was complete disappointment! The first impression was good: nice seats, quite large cupola. Then the film started. You get excited at the first 5 seconds, because stars projected on cupola are nice. But then disaster! On these stars very poor pictures of stars, nebulas,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Projector new. Poor Sound on english Channel on headset. Great for children too. Eady to find in Belém. Many busses and trams go there

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This place is actually just a planetarium, without almost any additional exhibit or display or things to see. It's also a pretty shabby planetarium and the sound is terrible. We also skipped the first Portuguese session and waited 90 minutes for the "special" English session...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ghibellino055
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

This Planetarium does not use the wonderful facilities provided. They have a fantastic projector which only serves as background lighting showing the wrong hemisphere. The show consists of slides projected using an ancient slide projector. There is a sensationalist slimy voice over loudspeakers. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank fionnf861
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Here you can simulate the universe. With a very nice set of projectors, they simulate all the events in the sky, and the positions of the stars and planets all over the year and where they are in the sky. Very nice!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Helder S
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I love this kind of places and was really excited to have an opportunity to visit it, Well, it wasn’t the complete disappointment, but it could be far, far better; it is short, outdated and not very attractive presentation.

Date of experience: April 2017
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