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Museu de Lisboa

Museu de Lisboa (Museum of Lisbon) reveals the city and its history through different perspectives: cultural, social, economic, political, anthropological, territorial. The Museum has five centers: Palácio Pimenta, Teatro Romano, Santo António, Torreão Poente and Casa dos Bicos. Five different spaces, with complementary goals and resources, that share the mission of raising awareness about one of Europe’s oldest cities. Interpreting Lisbon through material and intangible testimonies, the Museum reveals the city’s multicultural heritage - past and present - which has contributed to its possible futures.

Location

Campo Grande, 245
1700-091 Lisboa

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Opening Hours

Palácio Pimenta / Santo António / Teatro Romano
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6 pm

Closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, December 25

Casa dos Bicos / Torreão Poente
Temporarily closed

Contacts

info@museudelisboa.pt
T: +351 217 513 200
museudelisboa.pt

Accessibility

For further information, please contact the museum

About the space

Museu de Lisboa – Palácio Pimenta
The building that holds the Museum’s headquarters is an old palace that served as a summer residence, built in the first half of the 18th century, in Campo Grande. It takes the surname of one of its successive owners: Manuel Joaquim Pimenta.

Acquired by Lisbon City Council in 1962, it was decided that the then-called “Museu da Cidade” (City Museum), which had been housed in Palácio da Mitra since 1942, would be relocated to this space, with the new museum opening its doors in 1979. It has an interesting and rich collection that depicts the city’s history, from prehistory up until the 20th century.

Campo Grande, 245
1700-091 Lisboa
T: +351 217 513 200
info@museudelisboa.pt

Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano
Located in the city’s historic area, this space reveals one of the most important monuments of Felicitas Iulia Olisipo: its Theatre. The visible structure dates back to 1 AD and would have had a capacity of 4000 seats. The permanent exhibition can be found right in front of this, located in two buildings from different periods: one from the 1700s and the other from the late 19th century. The exhibition includes archaeological remains from all the historic periods that have been discovered on the site.

Rua de São Mamede, 3A
1100 – 532 Lisboa
T: +351 215 818 530
teatroromano@museudelisboa.pt

Museu de Lisboa – Santo António
One of Lisbon’s most beloved saints, Saint Anthony was born and lived in this city until he was 20 years old. Located next to the Church that is also dedicated to him, the exhibition space highlights the iconography of Saint Anthony, showing us how his image was constructed over the centuries – his reputation as a miracle maker, the traditions and popular celebrations, the devotion he inspires, or the history of the Church dedicated to him. In addition to the exhibition, this site also features a documentation centre.

Largo de Santo António da Sé, 22
1100 – 499 Lisboa
T: +351 218 860 447
santoantonio@museudelisboa.pt

Museu de Lisboa – Casa dos Bicos
The archaeological centre is located on the ground floor of this building, which was built in the 16th century, commissioned by Dom Brás de Albuquerque. Its design was inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture, namely the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. Many historic remains of Lisbon can be seen here, from the Roman Occupation of the city up until the 18th century.

Lisbon City Council has conceded the upper floors of the building to the Fundação José Saramago.

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 10
1100 – 135 Lisboa
T: +351 210 993 811
info@museudelisboa.pt

Museu de Lisboa – Torreão Poente
Destroyed several times over the course of its history, the current building forms part of an ensemble of buildings that were built in Praça do Comércio, which was developed after the Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755, in the same area as the former Terreiro do Paço. This space where the Museu de Lisboa organises temporary exhibitions, on different subjects, linked to the history and dynamics of Lisbon, is currently closed while conservation works take place.

Praça do Comércio, 1
1100 – 148 Lisboa
T: +351 217 513 200
info@museudelisboa.pt