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Lisboa Story Centre

Terreiro do Paco, 78- 81, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
+351 21 194 1099
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Interesting enough - especially if combined with Rua Augusta Arch

Pleasant to walk round with hand held audio guide available in various languages. Most of museum is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gordon103
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Definitely Worth Visiting

I found this attraction on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a good place for our group to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
YorkshireTerrier73
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Lisboa Story CentreMemories of the CityBuilt on the hills bathed by the Tagus, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Lisboa is a fascinating mosaic of memories, stories and influences that still mark the urban landscape of this unique city.The various events that make up its history and some of its protagonists are now presented at Lisboa Story Centre, where all who visit the Portuguese capital are invited to make a trip back in time and discover memories of Lisboa, since its foundation until present day.Located in Terreiro do Paco, this interactive technology-based facility relates the main events in the city from past to present.In a playful and interactive way whilst respecting the historical accuracy that a city with Lisboa's past deserves, this interpretation centre takes visitors on a 60 minute journey through space and time with an audio guide system presenting historically accurate events and dramatic scenes of the city's different eras.The tour is organized into six main sections: Lisboa: Myths and Realities, which covers the River, Land, Sea, Sky, Early mythology, settlers and conquerors and the City Walls.This is followed by the section Lisboa: Global City, which presents the Cosmopolitan City, the Warehouse of the World, Beyond the Horizon, the Flying Priest, Magnificent City, Death and Politics and the Church. The section focusing on November 1755, All Saints Day, addresses the earthquake and the city in ruins, passing on to the core vision of Pombal, who introduces Modern City Planning in the postearthquake period and the Reconstruction of the City. And finally, the Terreiro do Paco section, which focuses on the Public Square: Politics and Leisure.The 1755 earthquake is shown in a sensory theatre experience that captivates all visitors.You can extend your tour with a visit to the 1st floor where visitors can play with an interactive scale model that recreates the centre of Lisboa, allowing you to visualise predetermined events and the places where they occurred.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Terreiro do Paco, 78- 81, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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+351 21 194 1099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant to walk round with hand held audio guide available in various languages. Most of museum is simply pictures and displays and gives a light tourist pleasing view of the city. Earthquake room is best bit. 7 euros but only one euro more for ticket...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this attraction on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a good place for our group to visit, and it was! It's easy enough to find, being located in the huge Terreiro do Paco. Despite the odd location problem with the audio guides...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One day on our trip to Lisbon, it rained so we looked for something to do and came upon this which was near by. It's one of those museum's where you put on head phones and walk from room to room. It was really interesting....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a audio guided exhibition that explains the history of Lisbon, which I think is nice and informative and I enjoyed learning about it.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

The idea of quick history lesson on Lisbon was a good one and we enjoyed learning the early history up until just after the earthquake. While the headsets were fine, it was not always clear where you were supposed to be looking. They adjusted as...More

Thank Mike255100
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This was a last minute decision to visit this place, but was well worth it, it takes you on a guided tour of the fall and rise of Lisbon. With a well narrated audio guide and the earthquake room it gave an insight into what...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our journey through Lisbon’s history. It’s aimed at all the family so naturally it is kept very simple. The room that you enter to experience the earthquake is particularly good and leads to a better understanding of the devastation and loss of...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very good option for see history of the city in one moment. Iti is midern interactive and helps undersunt city. Very goid for the begiining

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This museum was interesting, you basically just walk very slowly past posters or displays while listening to an audio guide. Kids would probably lose their minds, its to slow a pace for them. There are slim to no historical objects on display, but they do,...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I agree with other reviews in that it was a tad expensive (took about an hour) and it was a bit confusing about when to move on but it was very informative and the smells were clever. 1755 was cleverly done too but interesting how...More

2  Thank Terry K
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A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site,
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name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in
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