Museums in LisbonEdit This
Lisbon Museums cover a variety of topics. Visitors of any
background will find a museum of interest.
Lisbon's aquarium, or Oceanario, displays hundreds of local and global species and is the largest aquarium in Europe. The aquarium opened in 1998 and is located on the riverfront in the Parque das Nacoes. The two-kilometer park consists of restaurants and amazing views of the Vasco da Gama bridge.
Also located in the park is the Pavilhao do Conhecimento, or Lisbon's science and technology museum. There are plenty of hands-on activities for children of all ages.Archaeology Museum
The Museu Arqueologico do Carmo was once a repository to protect for religious treasures. Today it houses archaeological remnants dating back to the 14th century.
Similar in content, the Museu Nacional de
Arqueologia has been open since 1893. Its collection dates back to
prehistoric times and includes important pieces of Portugal's history.
A lesser known Lisbon museum, this collection includes 6,000 pieces of European art and decorative arts. The pieces consist of Oriental and Classical art and European paintings and date back thousands of years.
art is also on display at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. The museum
is housed in a 17th century palace.
Lisbon's contemporary art museum, the Museu do Chiado displays 19th and 20th century Portuguese and European art. The museum is located in the Convento de São Francisco. The convent provides additional architectural interest to the galleries and museum grounds.
Other Lisbon Museums
Lisbon also has museums dedicated to puppets, transportation, folk art, naval and military history, design, theater and a water supply museum.