The City Museum of Lisbon offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of Lisbon since prehistoric times until the 19th century by means of the archeological findings which date back to the Roman, Visigoth and Moorish periods of the city, findings which are comprised in the fairly miscellaneous collection of exhibits: paintings, engravings, and historical documents, amongst others. One of the unchallenged highlights refers to a model of the city of Lisbon before the 1755 earthquake.

The museum is located in one of Lisbon’s most prestigious palaces, the 18th century Palacio Pimenta, built by order of King Joao V for his mistress, Madre Paula, once member of the community of nuns at the Odivelas Convent.

Holders of a Lisbon Card are entitled to visit Museu da Cidade for free.

City Museum (Museu da Cidade)
245, Campo Grande, Lisbon, Portugal
00351 217 513200
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
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