Musea lissabon

musea lissabon

Which is the best Museum in Lisbon?

Top 10 Lisbon Museums. 1. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Treasures from the East and the West. 2. Berardo Museum - World-class collection of modern art. 3. Ancient Art Museum - Fascinating Oriental and European art.

What does Museu de Lisboa stand for?

The Museu de Lisboa ( Portuguese for the Museum of Lisbon) is a museum network in Lisbon, Portugal, dedicated to the history of Lisbon, from prehistoric times to the modern day.

What is the Aljube Museum in Lisbon?

This little museum near the Sé Catedral opened in 2015 in a building with some heavy history. Aljube was formerly an ecclesiastical prison, before becoming a jail for women and, in 1928, during Salazar’s “Estado Novo”, it was where political prisoners were held.

Why visit Portugal’s museums?

Recommended for Museums because: The museum combines the largest collection of Portuguese paintings in the country with European, Oriental and African art, plus an absorbing display of applied arts.

What is the Museu do Aljube?

Discover the Museu do Aljube – Resistência e Liberdade whose name belies its aim: to remember and document the struggle against Portugal’s dictatorship. Visit Lisboa About Turismo de Lisboa Convention Bureau Press Lisboa Shop English EnglishPortuguêsCastellanoFrançaisDeutschItaliano Login Lisbon Why Lisbon? Lisbon My CityLocal Lisbon Testimonials

What is the Museum of Aljube – resistance and freedom?

The Museum of Aljube – Resistance and Freedom is installed in the imposing building right next to the Lisbon Cathedral, on the way to the Castelo neighbourhood. It is a building of the 16th century built on old structures of the Roman period, however, its name originates from the Arabic al-jubb, which means dry well, cistern, dungeon or prison.

What is the history of the Aljube?

The Aljube building dates back to Roman and Islamic times and was almost always a prison: firstly an ecclesiastical jail, then a womens prison, and from 1928-1965 a political prison. Portugal was a dictatorship for 48 years after the Estado Novo (New State) was established between World War I and World War II.

What to do in Lisbon?

Explore different ways to experience this place. A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbons downtown (the Baixa Pombalina, or simply Baixa) is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name).

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