Museums & Monuments
Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Riverside monument built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator, promotor of the Discoveries. Views of Lisbon and the Tagus from the top. Open 10:00-18:00. Avenida da Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisbon.
Casa das Historias Paula Rego
Prize winning gallery of paintings and other art work by Paula Rego and her husband Victor Willing. Closed Monday.At Avenida da Republica, 300 2750-475 Cascais.
Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Luz
This 16th Century fortress is impressive and reminds us of its importance throughout history.Entry at Passeio D. Maria Pia.
Farol - Museu de Santa Maria
A 17th Century fort, and later a lighthouse, this museum bridges the past with the present. Closed Monday. At Casa de Santa Maria, Rua do Farol de Santa Maria, 2750-341 Cascais.
Galeria Sao Mamede
Gallery focused on Portuguese modernism and contemporary movements, new artistic talent and occasional exhibitions of foreign artists. Open: Monday-Friday 11:00-20:00; Saturday 11:00-19:00; closed Sunday. R. Escola Politecnica, 167, Lisbon.
Museu da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
Museum with a collection of African art. Also a number of artefacts from former Portuguese colonies in Africa and Asia. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00. At Rua das Portas de Santo Antao 100, 1150-269 Lisbon.
Museu de Marinha
Naval museum with a collection of over 16,000 items including naval artillery and nautical instruments showing important events in the history of the Portuguese Navy. Open 10:00-18:00 except Mondays and holidays at Praco do Imperio, 1400 Lisbon.
Museu Arqueologico do Carmo
Housed in the ruins of the Convento do Carmo this museum contains a collection of pieces displaying the citys history from prehistorical times to the present day. Closed Sundays and public holidays. Monasteiro do Carmo, Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisbon.
Museum where visitors may observe the different phases of their life cycle: eggs, larvae, pupae and butterflies; know the species of butterflies that exist in the area of Cascais.
Museu da Agua da Epal
Museum presenting the history of water and its use in Lisbon. Exhibits include documents, photographs and steam-driven machinery. Open from 10:00-18:00 except Sundays and public holidays. At Rua Alviela 12, 1170-012 Lisbon.
Museu do Mar - Rei D. Carlos
Museum where the sea is the central focus. Closed Monday. At Rua Julio Pereira de Mello, 2750 Cascais.
Casa de Santa Maria
Exhibition of tile work by Raul Lino, architect of the early 20th Century. Closed Monday. At Rua do Farol de Santa Maria, 2750-341 Cascais.
Museu do Chiado
National museum of contemporary art. Collections of sculptures, paintings and drawings by Portuguese artists from the 19th century onwards. Also a room dedicated to the sculptors Rodin and Bourdelle. Closed Mondays. Rua Serpa Pinto 4-6, 1200-444 Lisbon.
Forte S. Jorge de Oitavos
Fort dating to the 17th Century that was important defending the Tagus River bar. Closed Monday. At Estrada do Guincho, 2750-642 Cascais.
Casa Duarte Pinto Coelho
Housing an extensive collection of glassware, pottery and other treasures from China. Closed Monday. At Av. Rei Humberto II de Italia, 2750 Cascais.
Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa)
The Lisbon cathedral dates back to the 12th century. Originally built in Romanic style it was restored in Gothic and Baroque style in the 14th and 17th centuries. Situated in the Alfama district at Largo da Se, 1100-585 Lisbon.
Pena Palace and Park
The National Palace of Pena is a Portuguese National Monument set in a park in the Sintra hills. Footpaths through the park allow visitors to discover tree species from around the world. Parque de Monserrate, Estrada de Monserrate 2710-405 Sintra.
Museu-Biblioteca Condes de Castro Guimaraes
Museum situated in a 19th century residence featuring Portuguese and Indo Portuguese furniture and azulejos (tiles). Also a selection of bronzes, pottery, carpets and Chinese vases. At Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia, 2750 Cascais.
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
Museum, in the western wing of the Jeronimos Monastery, displaying the most important Portuguese collection of Roman mosaics along with additional substantial finds. Permanent and temporary exhibitions. Located at Praca do Imperio. Closed Mondays.