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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
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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 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
Miguel M
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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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47 reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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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Thank Hugo F
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Miguel M
Bursa, Turkey
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 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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66 reviews
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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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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.