Painting? Architecture? Mummies? Decorative tiles? Fashion and design? Maritime instruments? Puppets? Lisbon has a museum for all of it — and much more.
On the Fringe: The Museum of Mechanical Music
November 12, 2019
You may remember a small mechanical music exhibit in Lisbon’s Museu do Fado in recent years. It contained 40 pieces from Luis Cangueiro‘s original collection, which were on loan for this temporary exhibit— the same exhibit that inspired us to make the pilgrimage to the source in Pinhal Novo. The Museu da Música Mecânica is […]
What’s On in Lisbon in August
July 3, 2019
Lisbon might feel a little emptier than usual. Or at least the ratio of Portuguese-to-tourists has shifted substantially since so many Lisboetas have jumped in cars and on trains, planes, and autocarros to make their way out of the city. But, fear not, there’s still plenty to do in Lisbon in the hot and sticky […]
What’s on in Lisbon in July
June 28, 2019
How are you feeling? Tired? Have the Festas de Lisboa beaten you down? Well, there’s no time to rest because July still holds so much to do! The sun may be roasting and the streets drenched in beer, but we’re going to get out in search of a little bit of that thing we like […]
Museu do Dinheiro
March 11, 2019
The history of money, easily accessible in Lisbon’s downtown, free, and brought to you by Banco de Portugal.
Palácio do Marquês de Pombal in Oeiras
February 11, 2019
The title Marquês de Pombal is more or less the same as Prime Minister, so it’s no wonder that this guy needed a snazzy palace to call his own whilst in office.
Aldeia José Franco: The Eccentric Pastime of a Ceramic Artisan
January 25, 2019
You aren’t exactly ready for what’s in store at the miniature world of Jose Franco, but you won’t regret the stopover.
Lisbon Culture on the Cheap, Part 2: Museums
January 12, 2019
There are dozens of museums in Portugal’s capital and within a short drive, and almost all charge admission. Here are a few tips to do it on the cheap – or for free.