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Praça Dom Pedro IV
Placed on the north side of Rossio, the National Theatre Dona Maria II, which name pays homage to the daughter of Dom Pedro, was built in the 1840s by the Italian architect Fortunato Lodi. The façade of this neoclassic building is composed by six columns coming from the São Francisco Convent and is ended by a triangular fronton where the figures of Apollo and the Muses are sculpted. On top of the fronton is possible to see the statue of Gil Vicente, maybe the most important Portuguese dramaturge of all times, considered to be the father of the national theatre.
Avenida Brasília - Central Tejo
The MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a museum that crosses three areas in a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue, translating the ambition to present national and international exhibitions with the contribution of contemporary artists, architects and thinkers.
Rua de São Mamede, 3-A
This Roman Theatre Museum, opened in 2001, shows what was the theatre of the ancient city of Olisipo. Is housed in a 17th century building, which has been refurbished over the centuries. The Museum encompasses multiple areas where you expose archaeological remains and traces which refer not only to the time of Theatre (1st century), but also for other traces which bear witness to an intense human occupation of this site.
Largo de Santo António à Sé, 22
This small museum, placed close to Igreja de Santo António (Santo António Church), presents a collection of engravings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and liturgical ornaments that evoke the patron saint of the city. Gold and silver objects decorate the space.
Campo Grande, 245
Placed at the Palácio Pimenta, a manor dated from the early XVIII century; in this space you may see archaeological pieces, paintings, drawings, engravings and lapidary that illustrate the city of Lisbon, since the prehistoric period till nowadays. Among the works in exhibition the “O Fado”, by José Malhoa and a oil-painting of Dirk Stoop stand out. The earthquake of 1755 is here shown with images of devastation and reconstruction projects.
Rua Coelho da Rocha, 16-18
Inhabited by the writer during the last 15 years of his life, Casa Fernando Pessoa has an exhibition on three floors about the poet's life and work and a library specialized in world poetry. It is a place of literature that crosses memory, literary creation, and reading. In 2021, it was distinguished by the Portuguese Museology Association with the Best Portuguese Museum Award.
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 58-60
The National Museum of Natural history is an organism of the University of Lisbon, which has the functions of preserving heritage, investigate and disseminate knowledge through the methods and techniques of communication that are appropriate. In the space dedicated to science take place exhibitions about exact sciences (various modules relating to physical laws, documented with interactive experiences). Is divided into four thematic nuclei: the historical and interactive exhibition of long duration, the chemical laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique, the experimental workshops of chemistry and the Planetarium.
Avenida da Índia, 136
Located by the river Tagus, in the western area of Lisbon, the National Coach Museum occupies the premises formerly belonging to the Oficinas Gerais do Exército (old General Military Workshops). The Royal Riding School, which used to belong to the Royal Palace of Belém, can still be visited as an exhibition nucleus of the National Coach Museum.
Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103
The LXFactory is a creative island occupied by companies and industry professionals, stage arts and scene of numerous events related to the field of fashion, advertising, communication, multimedia, art, architecture, music ...Once a building hidden in the city, attracts many visitors today who seek to rediscover the area of Alcantara. This is a veritable factory of experiences where he is free to speak, think, present ideas and products in a place of all and for all.
Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1
Museum dedicated to the fado history and its most famous figures. The collection, with 8000 pieces (relics, treasures and other curiosities), is divided by several exhibition nucleuses. It also has a documentation centre, an auditorium, a thematic shop and a space for temporary exhibitions.