Lisboa Story CentreCurrently Closed
- Address: Praça do Comercio 78, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisbon
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +351-211941099
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Exhibition
This may be the best place to begin your tour of Lisbon. The centre, via 6 beautiful exhibits, takes you through the story of Lisbon came to be, by the way of the 5 most important events in Lisbon’s history. This covers the period of Portugal’s first settlers and their myths and legends; the creation of the city and its increasing global role; the 1755 earthquake and its impact; the era of rebuilding and reforming the city’s image; and finally, the general state of the city today. The last exhibition is a virtual one which shows, by photographs, the evolution of different areas of the city over the years. Occasionally, the centre also organises temporary exhibitions so keep and an eye on its online calendar for upcoming events.
- Paid parking.
- Underground parking at Town Hall Square.
- Check out the gift shop.
- There are audio tapes in most languages.
- Senior (65+ years and Student over 16 years): 5 €
- 6 to 15 years old: 3 €
- Free for children under 5.
- Families (2 adults + 2 children up to 15 years): 18 €
- Group tickets are discounted.
- Last entry at 7 pm.
- Bus 12E, 28E and 737 stop Sé.
- Buses 15E, 25E, 206, 207, 208, 210, 706, 711, 714, 728, 732, 735, 736, 746, 759, 760, 774, 781, 782, 783 stop Pç. Comercio
- Metro Green and Blue Lines stop Baixa-Chiado
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5.85% of people who visit Lisbon include Lisboa Story Centre in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
34.78% of people start their Lisboa Story Centre visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Lisboa Story Centre
68.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lisboa Story Centre
Pros: Great way to learn about the history of Lisbon in only one hour, it is possible to enter with Lisboa Card, free audio guide Cons: Maybe not a con, but it would be great if the earthquake room was with vibrating chairs Suggestions: This place should be the first place you see in Lisbon, after you see this, you will enjoy all the area better. There is no toilet after Earthquake room so be sure you visit it before you enter.
The history of Lisbon in a nutshell! Very interesting and shortcut history insight of Portugal and Lisbon. It really is worth a, especially for its use of modern technology! Have a walk through with a multiple language audio guide. All signs are in Portuguese and English and the whole exhibition is wheelchair accessible. Give it a try!
I took the audio guide tour. Some story telling bits were missing, there is always a huge discrepancy between videos and the audio guide, so I had to wait for either one to end so I could start the other. It's a little bit long winded as well, which is a shame as Lisboa's history so rich it could be gripping.
Very nice small museum. It tells the story if Lisbon up until the reconstruction that happened after the big earthquake in 1755
Take the name literally: You will have a headset narrating the story of Lisbon as you journey through several rooms whose pictures and decoration are evocative of the period being explained to you (in a rather humorous fashion). It's an inventive way to pass on information in a museum, HOWEVER: 1. There's not enough visual information to complement the auditory one 2. You will sometimes not know when to advance into the next room. The audio guide will not tell you and signage is pretty poor 3. For such an old city, there's not nearly enough depth in the analysis 4. Finally, the entertaining narration seems to lose all interest in explaining what happened after 1800. Why?? Overall, great for kids, not for adults or history lovers.