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Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
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Ok show, but Sound not good

Projector new. Poor Sound on english Channel on headset. Great for children too. Eady to find in... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Risskov, Denmark
via mobile
The sky right here!

Here you can simulate the universe. With a very nice set of projectors, they simulate all the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Helder S
Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Average22%
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  • Terrible11%
14 Feb 2018
“Ok show, but Sound not good”
19 Aug 2018
“Go only if want to see old vintage 60s style planetarium”
The planetarium adjoins the Maritime Museum. Some programs are in English, and some are geared toward children.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Praca do Imperio | Belém, 1400, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
+351 21 097 7350
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I think junior high-schoolers can produce much better presentaions nowadays. It's old, boring presentations in old technology that today is completely made irrelevant. The place should be torn-down.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank samizeh
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This was complete disappointment! The first impression was good: nice seats, quite large cupola. Then the film started. You get excited at the first 5 seconds, because stars projected on cupola are nice. But then disaster! On these stars very poor pictures of stars, nebulas,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Projector new. Poor Sound on english Channel on headset. Great for children too. Eady to find in Belém. Many busses and trams go there

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This place is actually just a planetarium, without almost any additional exhibit or display or things to see. It's also a pretty shabby planetarium and the sound is terrible. We also skipped the first Portuguese session and waited 90 minutes for the "special" English session...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ghibellino055
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This Planetarium does not use the wonderful facilities provided. They have a fantastic projector which only serves as background lighting showing the wrong hemisphere. The show consists of slides projected using an ancient slide projector. There is a sensationalist slimy voice over loudspeakers. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank fionnf861
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Here you can simulate the universe. With a very nice set of projectors, they simulate all the events in the sky, and the positions of the stars and planets all over the year and where they are in the sky. Very nice!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Helder S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I love this kind of places and was really excited to have an opportunity to visit it, Well, it wasn’t the complete disappointment, but it could be far, far better; it is short, outdated and not very attractive presentation.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We only went to the planetario as queues for the monastery were too long. It was OK but nothing special. The session took one hour but I'm sure it could have been done in half the time. Not impressed that it was all in Portuguese...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank anaowen
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The experience is very simple and short, if you can get the discount of 2.50€ you can manage to be satisfied :P otherwise I don't suggest it. You can use your time in Lisbon in a better way. There is the English version on the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank MariaLaura88
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I was a little disappointed , I thought a little amateur in the animations . with so many companies doing fantastic things , should seriously think of upgrading . My little children , of course liked , but ... I do not much.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ana Luisa F
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