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Address: Praca Imperio | Belém, 1400, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/362-00-02
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Nice place to visit with small kids

Nice interactive movie for children explaining the very basics of astronomy with a basic children story . Nice option for a rainy day with kids.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 2, 2016
Miguel M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I was a little disappointed , I thought a little amateur in the animations . with so many companies doing fantastic things , should seriously think of upgrading . My little children , of course liked , but ... I do not much.

Thank Ana Luisa F
Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Having persuaded my family how great it would be to go to a planetarium.. I couldn't have been more disappointed. Extremely amateurish and boring; so bad in fact it was pretty funny and we all had a good laugh so the trip wasn't totally wasted :) It feels like the place is run by the local community centre who didn't... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

This museum holds some of the most beautiful exhibits I have seen. Every piece is perfect and beautifully displayed. There is a fine art collection too. I especially enjoyed the impressionist paintings and the furniture collection. Allow a few hours so you can walk through the park with lots of shady areas on a very hot day and lunch in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

What a big disappointment... I used to love this place as a child, but now it just feels like a cheap projection system... :/ Noisy speakers and bad projection totally ruins the experience. Will not return unless they update the all system.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice interactive movie for children explaining the very basics of astronomy with a basic children story . Nice option for a rainy day with kids.

Thank Miguel M
Bursa, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

You'll see many delicate and elaborate pieces of arts from Europe, Anatolia, Persia, and China: carpets, vases, portraits, furnitures, jewelery, and so on. The ticket is 6 € for adults (it must be 2,5 € for students). It's worth to see. It's in a kind of small botanical garden. Very relaxing.

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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