Specialty Museums in Lisbon

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Specialty Museums in Lisbon

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  • Agnes J
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Forget queuing for over an hour to visit the Monastery at Belem, this museum was an absolute revelation. It was so much better than we expected. Photos of the outside, and some traveller photos, simply do not do justice to the interior magnificence of the building. I think we perhaps expected single tiles or a few wall panels, but what is on show, and the considerable age of the tiles, how they have managed to survive in such good condition: just great. Also a very lovely, calm, leafy cafe area with nice food at a reasonable price. Bus 759 from Cental Lisbon stops right outside.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • LauraDaveJames
    Solihull, UK4,246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The walk from our city centre hotel to this museum was a bit more challenging than we had anticipated, probably due to Lisbon’s interesting topography. However, it was worth the effort.
    The entrance price wasn’t too high. We also paid for an extra exhibition, both of which were very interesting and enjoyable. As was the building that houses the collection.
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • NessaGisele
    87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of the coolest museums I’ve been to. I had never gone to a museum like this before and seeing these coaches throughout history was so cool. We used Rick Steves’s self guided tour to get us through the museum. We unfortunately did not get to see the Landau of the Regicide coach since it was at another location. The entrance and museum wasn’t what I was expecting it to be so definitely follow the signs to find it. Also you get in for free with the Lisboa card
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Theodoros M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was positively shocked by the sufficient amount of exhibits on the two levels of the museum. Apart from the impressive building, the popart section was my favourite as I saw works of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Another positive thing is the price of the museum (12 euros) which was reduced on my visit to 7 euros! There’s still another gallery to open soon, so I guess when I visit Lisbon in the future I’d definitely visit this museum again.
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Deborah M
    Gainesville, FL49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an informative and hand's on experience. We loved it. Not only do you understand more about Lisbon you get a feel for the impact of the quake both then and into modern times. Don't miss it!
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • Reservarlden
    London, UK409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located within a disused prison this museum has a wealth of images and depictions of recent Portuguese history and is well worth dropping by for 60-90 minutes of your time. It is a little hidden away but what a marvellous find. You'll leave here much more aware of the April 1974 horrors and other dark days in the history of this beautiful country. Be prepared to be shocked! There is a small shop selling books mainly with some very recent (Feb 2024) titles in English.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Liztravelsandeats
    Haarlem, The Netherlands729 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum has a lot of extensive research on the formation of Benfica and how the club developed overtime.

    Loved the part that accompanied history in the world with the club itself. Giving it a more concrete place in history.

    A few interactive fun moments in the museum as well.

    What was missing for me was the club in the last 20 years. Not a lot of “recent” information.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • christine s
    Stourbridge, UK690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got metro here and a short walk,well worth a visit,very low price on entry,superb building,clean,tidy,well laid out with free audio guide in all languages,very proffesionally presented,we spent 2 hours here,
    This was the best value for a few euros entrance fee we had in 7 days of sight seeing in Lisbon.
    Spotless toilets,friendly staff,lots seats.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Buben
    Brookmont, MD84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was really an excellent little museum. It is very well-done, with beautiful exhibits of puppets from many different countries. The building itself is also worth a visit — it is an old palace with a courtyard. Definitely not just for kids (in fact, I could imagine them finding it a bit dull). No tourists — we were almost the only ones there. If you have already checked off the “bigger” sights in Lisbon, well worth a visit. The surrounding neighborhood also charming.
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • AlanM997
    England, UK87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really cheap entrance fee and a fun way to fill and hour or so in Lisbon. If you like vehicles and transport this is a good visit.
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • SimplyDrapi
    Ljubljana, Slovenia424 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprising combination of art and technology. The technological part, a power plant dissected, is interesting not only for youngsters, but for everyone. Well done. The art section with Joana Vasconcelos as the main attraction is worth visiting. Portuguese artists are not so well known unfortunately.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Marty R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum, highly recommend for everyone visiting Lisbon. Also on the lower level you will find impressive roman ruins
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • David S
    New York City, NY14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is so much to see and learn! I collect US currency (and some coins) and thought I'd get to spend an hour or two looking at some cool bills and coins. But this is a comprehensive experience that can easily take 3-4 hours of your time, if that's what you're into (and I am!).

    I started off looking at some gold and silver coins, many going back nearly (or over) 2000 years! There isn't much in the way of money that the museum *doesn't* have! There is a room full of old credit cards -- some made of paper -- and a staircase leading to an 800-year-old wall from King Dinis. There is a 27-pound gold bar that I tried to lift, and there are plenty of interactive things for people to do, like seeing if you can make the correct economic decisions to avoid plunging your country into a recession.

    I don't know if I had a favorite section of the museum -- it was all pretty amazing.
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • Susana M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully presented collections set in a dark surrounding! Stunning display. Loved the tableware display in particular and the enormous gold nuggets from Brasil. Nice way of displaying the history of Portugal along a timeline at the start. It is just a shame the cafe was not open when we visited.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • BunclodySen1
    Jerusalem, Israel60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small museum dedicated to the arts and antiques of East Asia,
    With an accent on the Portuguese context (so Goa which was a Portuguese colony in India,
    Is covered, and other countries with with Portugal traded, are also covered).
    I was at a convention of The International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society in Lisbon,
    And the museum highlighted their collection from a noted Portuguese collector who was
    Also the seventh President of the Republic, Manuel Teixeira Gomes. There were many wonderful bottles on display.
    However, one big problem for me. The museum is kept very dark and I found it claustrophobic.
    On the plus side, the Indian Cashmere shawls, at 28 Euros, were a bargain.
    I bought 3 and gave one as a gift.
    Written October 19, 2023
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