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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lisboa Story Centre

Lisboa Story Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Lisboa Story CentreMemories of the CityBuilt on the hills bathed by the Tagus, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Lisboa is a fascinating mosaic of memories, stories and influences that still mark the urban landscape of this unique city.The various events that make up its history and some of its protagonists are now presented at Lisboa Story Centre, where all who visit the Portuguese capital are invited to make a trip back in time and discover memories of Lisboa, since its foundation until present day.Located in Terreiro do Paco, this interactive technology-based facility relates the main events in the city from past to present.In a playful and interactive way whilst respecting the historical accuracy that a city with Lisboa's past deserves, this interpretation centre takes visitors on a 60 minute journey through space and time with an audio guide system presenting historically accurate events and dramatic scenes of the city's different eras.The tour is organized into six main sections: Lisboa: Myths and Realities, which covers the River, Land, Sea, Sky, Early mythology, settlers and conquerors and the City Walls.This is followed by the section Lisboa: Global City, which presents the Cosmopolitan City, the Warehouse of the World, Beyond the Horizon, the Flying Priest, Magnificent City, Death and Politics and the Church. The section focusing on November 1755, All Saints Day, addresses the earthquake and the city in ruins, passing on to the core vision of Pombal, who introduces Modern City Planning in the postearthquake period and the Reconstruction of the City. And finally, the Terreiro do Paco section, which focuses on the Public Square: Politics and Leisure.The 1755 earthquake is shown in a sensory theatre experience that captivates all visitors.You can extend your tour with a visit to the 1st floor where visitors can play with an interactive scale model that recreates the centre of Lisboa, allowing you to visualise predetermined events and the places where they occurred.
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a great description of the history of Lisbon! I discovered lots of new things, and I love how the machine automatically knows which room you're in and starts playing the story: no more fiddling around with room numbers and exhibition descriptions...
And the interactive map at the end, on the top floor, is great.

Visited April 2013
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“Excellent historical interpretation of Lisbon's History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Had some trouble finding it before we discovered that it had only been open for a year or so.

Fantastic use of technology and story-telling.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Indoor attraction”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

If it is raining you could do worse. Gives you the story of Lisbon (glossing over the empire days a little bit we thought) 7 euro entrance fee a bit on the stiff side. Set in a lovely square and buildings. GPS commentary system was a little out of sync, so that you are looking at one thing while another is being described! Interesting way to pass an hour.

Visited March 2013
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“A great rainy day attraction & boy was it pouring down...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Inovative and sleek computer presentations on screens which are married up with synchronised earphone imformation.
This winning format concerntrates heavily on Lisbon's early history, and the subsquent development into the leading maritime / trading nation.
November 1755 with its deadly earthquakes and tsunamis are highlighted, together with the subsquent rebuilding programme.
The Lisbon story sidesteps issues like slavery ,and the dictator Antonio Salazar. Similarly the colonial period is ignored.
That said, this was a hugely enjoyable morning and has the happy knack of being fun and informative.

Visited March 2013
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