Vasco da Gama Aquarium
The aquarium was inaugurated in 1898 with the support of D. Carlos I, and its main aim was to offer the visitor direct contact with the great riches of the aquatic world. There is a very diversified collection of objects related to the oceanographic research promoted by D. Carlos. The aquarium has 4000 specimens of marine fauna and flora from the world’s various ecosystems.
Location: Rua Direita do Dafundo, Cruz Quebrada
Arco da Rua Augusta
This majestic triumphal arch, the noble gateway onto the interior of the “Downtown”, was planned in the time of the Marquis de Pombal to finish off the northern side of the Praça do Comércio. However, it was only begun in 1862 and finished in 1873. The monument features a set of allegoric symbols such as “Gloria crowning Genius and Value”, the work of the French sculptor Anatole Calmels. Immediately below there are (from left to right) statues of Viriato, Vasco da Gama, the Marquis of Pombal and Nuno Álvares Pereira (these being the work of Portuguese sculptor Vítor Bastos), with representations of the rivers Tagus and Douro on each side.
Location: Rua Augusta 2, Lisboa
Codfish History Interpretation Centre
The Codfish History Interpretation Centre is a place where you learn one of the most epic stories in the history of Portugal – the discovery of Newfoundland and the adventure of cod fishing in the frozen seas.
Location: Torreão Nascente, Terreiro do Paço.
El Corte Inglés
This department store is the ideal destination for those who like to find everything in one place, bringing together the best-known national and international brands. The range of products is huge and always attentive to the latest trends, offering fashion, cosmetics and perfumes, accessories, jewellery, decoration, technology, sports, toys, books and food. Focusing on the quality of customer care, this vast and sophisticated department store offers unique services, such as sending your shopping to your hotel, a personal shopper, and a card with a 10% discount for non-resident tourists (in addition to Tax Free).
- Lisbon – Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 31
- Porto – Av. da República 1435, V. N. de Gaia
Fragata D. Fernando II e Glória
Fragata D. Fernando II e Glória was launched in 1843, being the last ship of the Portuguese Navy to be powered exclusively by sail and the last ship to make the “Carreira da Índia.” . Her name is a tribute to the Queen of Portugal, D. Maria II, and her husband, D. Fernando II.
Location: Largo Alfredo Dinis, Almada
Aboard one of our amphibious vehicles, explore the heart of Portugal’s capital, by land and river, without leaving the comfort of your own seat. Is it a bus? Is it a boat? It’s both…. so get ready to plunge into the Tagus River with a big smile on your face!
Location: Doca de Santo Amaro, Lisbon
Lisbon Story Centre
Lisboa Story Centre is an innovative space dedicated to the history of the Portuguese capital, inspired by the wide array of facts and events that have shaped the city. Located in the East Wing of the newly renovated Terreiro do Paço, it has been designed as an interactive Visitor Attraction.
Location: Terreiro do Paço
Lisbon seen from the Tagus is so beautiful. Get on the boat, sit back and enjoy the view of the city that you will have on this mini-cruise. You will pass through the most picturesque neighborhoods and areas that frame the historic center until you reach Belém, where each monument represents a chapter of the unique book of memories of the time of the Portuguese Discoveries.
Founded by King D. Luís in 1863, 100 years later the Naval Museum was installed in part os the Jerónimos Monastery, becoming symbolically associated with the site that saw the Portuguese fleets setting out to discover the routes over the great oceans. This museum, with more than 17 thousand items, among them almost perfect models of ships, from naus and caravels to “modern” cruisers, bears fascinating testimony to maritime history and the activities of the Portuguese navigators.
Location: Praça do Império, Lisbon
Royal Treasury Museum
At the Royal Treasury Museum, located in the Ajuda National Palace, you will find some of the most incredible pieces of jewellery, silverware and other treasures of the Portuguese royalty. You will be able to see some of the most notable historical pieces of Portugal up close, such as the Portuguese Royal Crown, the Royal Scepter, the Sword of D. João VI, or the Ring of King D. Pedro IV. In addition, there are also exhibits that provide additional information about the history of Portuguese royalty.
Location: Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon
Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian
Situated in Belém, next to the Marinha Museum and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium was opened in 1965 and holds regular information sessions, with projections that help the general public to develop an understanding of astronomy.
Location: Praça do Império, Lisbon
The World of Wine Porto has six thematic museums that explore different areas of the world of wine, fashion, music and gastronomy. In addition, the site has several shops, restaurants, bars and a cooking school. There you can enjoy tastings of wines and other drinks, learn about the history and culture of wines, explore interactive exhibitions and participate in cultural and gastronomic events.
Location: Rua do Choupelo 39, V. N. de Gaia
MMIPO – Porto Mercy Museum
MMIPO presents a collection of Portuguese religious art, including paintings, sculptures and tapestries, as well as temporary exhibitions that highlight the history and culture of the city of Porto. You will also find a series of historical objects, documents and manuscripts that tell the story of Misericórdia do Porto, a charitable institution that dates back to the 16th century. Be sure to visit the church attached to the museum, which features a beautiful Baroque altar and a chapel decorated with 18th-century tiles. Come and discover the history and culture of Porto at MMIPO!
Location: Rua das Flores, 15, Porto Story Centre
Quake – Lisbon Earthquake Center
This center is dedicated to telling the story of the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, which had a great influence on the history of the city. You’ll find interactive and educational exhibits covering the effects of this tragedy, as well as how the city was rebuilt after the earthquake. In addition, the center features an incredible earthquake simulation so you can experience what it’s like to be there. Don’t miss this chance, it’s a great opportunity to learn about the city’s history and have an educational and fun experience.
Location: Rua Cais da Alfândega Velha, 39