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Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in Lisbon and beyond, in English. You can also subscribe for a weekly digest, or see what's happening live on the Atlas Lisboa app. Want something more tailored? Head to the Atlas Marketplace to book tours, experiences, and more, from walking and boat trips to surf classes and exclusive access to archeological sites.
Sep
20
Fri
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Sep
21
Sat
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE
Sep 21 @ 10:30 – 13:30
ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The best way to experience history is to live it. That’s why our friends at Live History offer you an immersive three-hour glimpse into two of the most historical, oldest, and most alive neighborhoods in Lisbon: Mouraria and Alfama.
Free of charge.

The guides are enthusiastic, charming polyglots. They’re funny, welcome and respond thoughtfully to questions, intimidatingly knowledgeable, easy to follow (both on foot and in thought), and truly seem to care.
Also, their only pay is the love of their city and your tip at the end. Remember, these are locals and, despite what AirBnB might believe, need to live here too. So tip well if you feel you’ve lived some history!

What to know:
-You can pre-book a spot on our Marketplace. Or if you’re reading this the morning of, you could try to meet them at 10h30 by the statue at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV, also known as Rossio square.
-The guides wear white Live History t-shirts, have white umbrellas, and are dressed up as Portuguese crusaders and navigators if you’re lucky.
-Available languages: English / Spanish (languages on demand: Portuguese / French / Czech / Slovak).
-These are free walking tours. Donations welcome at the end.
-Comfortable shoes and a water bottle are advisable.

Contact them if you need more info, or “if you feel the need for your own private tailor-made tour.”

And read Atlas‘ in-depth interview with Live History co-founder Jofre Correia here.

P.S.: If you’re worried about three hours up and down the eight (ask your guide) hills of Lisbon, we know for a fact that last August, in the sweltering heat, an American woman did the whole tour, effortlessly, with a smile on her face… a mere five days before giving birth.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Sep 21 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Sep 21 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

Sep
22
Sun
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Sep 22 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Sep 22 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

Sep
24
Tue
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Sep
25
Wed
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Sep
26
Thu
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 26 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Monthly | WINE AND LIVE MUSIC | Bacchus Hour at Teatro Romano | Alfama | FREE
Sep 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Monthly | WINE AND LIVE MUSIC | Bacchus Hour at Teatro Romano | Alfama | FREE @ Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano | Lisboa | Portugal

“Prepare yourselves
for the roaring voice of the God of Joy!”
Euripides, The Bacchae.

Bacchus, aka Dionysus, as you may have heard, is kind of a party dude. He woulda liked Lisbon… And it’s likely that one of his favorite places to indulge would be Museu Lisboa: Teatro Romano .
So to honor the coolest of our heavenly Roman friends, the museum invites you to chill like a god and enjoy an evening of live music, amid some ancient ruins, god nectar in hand and river in view, for their version of Happy Hour.
That’s right, you guessed it: Bacchus Hour.

Every last Thursday evening of each month.

FREE ENTRY.

Saude indeed!

Sep
27
Fri
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 27 | MUSEUM VISITS | Summer Activities for Kids at Aljube | Alfama | FREE-3€ @ Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Fifty years ago, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade was one of the last places in Lisbon you’d like to find yourself. Especially if you were a kid, which was, unfortunately, often the case…
Times have changed, however. And this summer, the millennia-old former prison and torture center-turned-museum offers some educational fun for the whole family.

That is, in July and September, the Museum proposes three interactive activities designed to enlighten the younguns among us about the building’s not so sunny past:

1) Resistance and Freedom
A visit that explores, in a playful way, the permanent exhibition, using an observation script. It favors group dynamics and interaction among participants.
+ 8 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

2) Along the Paths of Memory of April, with Peddy-Paper-
From Terreiro do Paço to Largo do Carmo, from Misericórdia to Antónia Maria Cardoso, a journey to follow the steps that opened the doors of April.
+ 12 years.
*Activity in Portuguese.

3) The Day the Torture Is Over, documentary-
Projection followed by debate and visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum. NOTE: Film shot shortly after the Revolution of 1974, with testimonies of torture situations.
+ 12 years.
*Bilingual activity.

Tuesdays through Fridays, 10h-18h, until Sept 27.

Regular Price: 3€.

Discount 50% (1,5€) – Between the ages of 13 and 25.

Discount 15% (2,60€) – 65 and over (senior citizens not residing in Lisbon).
People with disabilities + accompanying person (free).

FREE ADMISSION:
to the Museum Cafeteria;
for children up to 12 years old;
Lisbon Residents between the ages of 13 and 18;
65yo and over (senior citizens residing in Lisbon).

For more info and reservations, email [email protected], or call +351-215 818 536, or stop by.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Sep
28
Sat
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE
Sep 28 @ 10:30 – 13:30
ALL YEAR | GUIDED TOUR | Alfama and Mouraria Free Walking Tour | Rossio | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The best way to experience history is to live it. That’s why our friends at Live History offer you an immersive three-hour glimpse into two of the most historical, oldest, and most alive neighborhoods in Lisbon: Mouraria and Alfama.
Free of charge.

The guides are enthusiastic, charming polyglots. They’re funny, welcome and respond thoughtfully to questions, intimidatingly knowledgeable, easy to follow (both on foot and in thought), and truly seem to care.
Also, their only pay is the love of their city and your tip at the end. Remember, these are locals and, despite what AirBnB might believe, need to live here too. So tip well if you feel you’ve lived some history!

What to know:
-You can pre-book a spot on our Marketplace. Or if you’re reading this the morning of, you could try to meet them at 10h30 by the statue at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV, also known as Rossio square.
-The guides wear white Live History t-shirts, have white umbrellas, and are dressed up as Portuguese crusaders and navigators if you’re lucky.
-Available languages: English / Spanish (languages on demand: Portuguese / French / Czech / Slovak).
-These are free walking tours. Donations welcome at the end.
-Comfortable shoes and a water bottle are advisable.

Contact them if you need more info, or “if you feel the need for your own private tailor-made tour.”

And read Atlas‘ in-depth interview with Live History co-founder Jofre Correia here.

P.S.: If you’re worried about three hours up and down the eight (ask your guide) hills of Lisbon, we know for a fact that last August, in the sweltering heat, an American woman did the whole tour, effortlessly, with a smile on her face… a mere five days before giving birth.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Sep 28 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
Sep 28 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

Sep
29
Sun
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Dinosaurs” | Príncipe Real | 5€
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils and inviting you to get to know the regions of Portugal where they are most abundant. Learn about excavation work, laboratory preparation, and identification of the Allosaurus fossils found in Andrés (Pombal) and maybe you’ll get a better idea about just what was going on at this time 150 million years ago, and what dinosaurs have survived until today.

Note: Weekend hours are from 11h to 18h

From the organizers:

Allosaurus: in what regions of the planet were they discovered? What characteristics did these Dinosaurs have? The answer to this question leads to the reflection about the diets of the dinosaurs, their life habits, and the adaptations necessary for their survival. Since Allosaurus is a theropod, we can not forget that some dinosaurs of this group evolved acquiring avian characteristics. We are therefore led to the conclusion that not all of the dinosaurs were extinct 66 million years ago.

to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 31 | GUIDED TOUR | Visits to Casa Museu Quinta da Esperança | Alentejo | FREE-3€ @ Quinta da Esperança | Cuba | Beja | Portugal

Wanna check out a 400-year-old mansion and experience how Portuguese rich people kicked it a century ago?
Well, you’re in luck.
Quinta da Esperança (“Farm of Hope”) is a centuries-old mansion in the heart of Alentejo that, in recent years, has been getting restored to its 19th-century glory.
Four floors, 200 rooms (25 of them open to the public), dozens of tile panels, frescoed mural rooms, an inner chapel, carvings, paintings, aqueducts, along with a sense of historical majesty, and possibly even a ghost or two.
Go experience how some things withstand the test of time. Need a ride? Lear about renting cars in Portugal.

Tickets and more info here.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

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