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MAAT is the new cultural project for the city of Lisbon. It’s a museum where these three areas - Art, Architecture and Technology - intertwine within a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. It’s an innovative project which establishes a connection between the new building, designed by Amanda Levete Architects’ studio and the Tejo Power Station, one of Portugal’s most prominent examples of industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country.

Address: Av. Brasília, 1300-598 Lisbon

Contact: +351 21 002 8130

Opening times: Daily 11.00am to 7.00pm

Admission: €5  Central, €5  MAAT, €9 Central + MAAT

(the entrance in each building allows you to visit all the exhibitions.)

Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT)

The Lisbon Oceanarium is located in the Parque das Nações, which was the exhibition grounds for the Expo '98. It is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe with 450 species and 16,000 animals in their collection.  The Oceanarium is located directly across from the Eurovision Song Contest venue, the Altice Arena.

Address: Esplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº, 1990-005 Lisboa

Contact: +351 21 891 7000

Opening times: Daily 10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission: €16.20

Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium)

Palace of Queluz is a Portuguese 18th-century palace. One of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe, the palace was conceived as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza, later to become husband and then king consort to his own niece, Queen Maria I.  Work on the palace began in 1747 under Portuguese architect Mateus Vicente de Oliveira. Despite being far smaller, the palace is often referred to as the Portuguese Versailles.  If you are coming from Lisbon by train, take the train towards Sintra and exit in the Queluz-Belas train station.

Address: Largo Palácio de Queluz, 2745-191 Queluz

Contact: +351 21 923 7300

Opening times: Daily 9.00am to 7.00pm

Admission: €10  Palace, €5  Gardens

Palácio de Queluz (Palace of Queluz)

The National Coach Museum has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world, being one of the most visited museums of the city.  The museum is housed in the old Horse Riding Arena of the Belém Palace, formerly a Royal Palace which is now the official residence of the President of Portugal.  The museum was created in 1905 by Queen Amélia to house an extensive collection of carriages belonging to the Portuguese royal family and nobility.

Address: Av. da Índia 136, 1300-004 Lisboa

Contact: +351 21 073 2319

Opening times: Daily 10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission: €8.00

Museu Nacional dos Coches (National Coach Museum)

The CARRIS Museum is a transport museum that presents the history of public transport, situated in the civil parish of Alcântara, municipality of Lisbon.  Originally the company headquarters, the company acquired the former Palácio dos Condes da Ponte (residence of the Counts of Ponte) in 1874.  The museum is divided into three sections, with two occupying inactive workshops at the old depot.

Address: Rua Primeiro de Maio 101, 1300-472 Lisboa

Contact: +351 21 361 3087

Opening times: Mon-Sat 10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission: €4  

Museu da Carris (Carris Museum)

Exhibition on traditional fado, with audiovisual displays & archives, plus a cafe with concerts.  Since opening to the public in 1998, the Museum has incorporated items belonging to hundreds of interpreters, authors, composers, musicians, instrument manufacturers, scholars and researchers, professional and amateur artists: hundreds of personalities that witnessed and wrote the history of Fado.

Address: Largo Chafariz de Dentro 1, 1100-139 Lisboa

Contact: +351 21 882 3470

Opening times: Daily 10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission: €5.00

Museu do Fado (Fado Museum)

Built on the site of a temporary wooden building constructed to house the Royal family after the 1755 earthquake and tsunami, it was originally begun by architect Manuel Caetano de Sousa, who planned a late Baroque-Rococo building. Later, it was entrusted to José da Costa e Silva and Francisco Xavier Fabri, who planned a magnificent building in the modern neoclassical style.  After the fall of the monarchy, the palace was never completed.

Address: Largo Ajuda 1349-021, Lisboa

Contact: +351 21 363 7095

Opening times: Mon-Sat 10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission: €5

Palácio da Ajuda (Palace of Ajuda)

The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is an art museum in Lisbon.  The museum is also known as MNAA and as the Museu das Janelas Verdes for its location in the Rua das Janelas Verdes.  The Museum has its roots in the 1833 abolition of religious orders and confiscation of the monasteries in Portugal, which brought a trove of religious art and ornaments into the public sphere.

Address: R. das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017 Lisboa

Contact: +351 21 391 2800

Opening times: Tue-Sun 10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission: €6.00

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (National Museum of Ancient Art)