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.
Casa da Liberdade - Mário Cesariny
An artistic space and multi purpose museum that pays homage to the poet and surrealist painter Mario Cesariny de Vasconcelos. 
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.
Centro Cultural de Cascais
Historically renovated convent now showing artistic exhibitions, performing arts and programs through a partnership by Fundacao D. Luis and Camara Municipal de Cascais. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 to 18:00.
Palacio do Marques de Pombal
18th century palace whose main points of interest are the tiles and the eleborate stucco work in the chapel and outbuildings. At Largo Marques de Pombal, 2784-540 Oeiras.
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.
Fundacao Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva
Museum featuring a selection of works by the artists Arpad Szenes and Vieira da Silva. There are also regular temporary modern art exhibitions. Situated at Praca das Amoreiras 56/58, 1250-020 Lisbon.
Exiles Memorial Centre
A collection of thousands of foreigners accommodation bulletins between 1933 and 1954, stored in Cascais Municipal Historical Archive. Small auditorium included. At Avenida Marginal, nº 7152-A - Edificio dos CTT do Estoril, 2765-247 Estoril.
Fundação de Arte Moderna e Contemporânea - Coleccao Berardo
Modern art museum featuring the Berardo collection. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00. At Avenida Heliodoro Salgado, 2710-575 Sintra.
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.
Casa-Museu da Fundacao Medeiros de Almeida
Collections of European paintings, furniture, tapestries, jewellery, glassware, watches and china. Rua Rosa Araujo 41, 1250-194 Lisbon.
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Museum dedicated to preserving Portuguese film heritage originating by industrial production or digitally created film.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Permanent exhibition gallery dedicated to European art, particularly 18th century French art and works of Rene Lalique, and oriental and classical art. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:45 at Avenida de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisbon.
Jardim Botanico
Botanical gardens set in four hectares of land. The complex includes two museums: the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. Seasonal opening hours. At rua Escola Politecnica 58, 1250-102 Lisbon.
Museu do Brinquedo
Toy museum featuring the collections of Joao Arbues Moreira. Multimedia room, thematic videos and regular temporary exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00 at Rua Visconde Monserrate, 2710-591 Sintra.
Perve Galeria
Contemporary art gallery for exhibitions of modern and contemporary art with the purpose of dissemination of national artists, lusophone and international space, ranging from visual arts to multimedia and interactivity.
Butterfly Zoo
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.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
16th century monastery built in the Portuguese style of architecture known as Manueline. Open every day except Mondays from 10:00-18:30 (17:00 in the winter) at Praca do Imperio, Belem, Lisbon.
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 Nacional do Azulejo
Museum housing a 15th to 20th century collection of Portuguese tiles and also tiles from Spain and Holland. Closed Mondays and Tuesday mornings. At Rua de Madre Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisbon.
Museu da Ciencia da Universidade de Lisboa
Science museum with planetarium, astronomic observatory and a library specialized in science history. At Rua da Escola Politecnica 56, 1250-102 Lisbon.
Fonte Luminosa
Guided tours of conservative styled fountain and interior galleries. Water games from 12:00-15:00/18:00-23:00 and light games 15 minutes after the solar twilight. Open Saturdays 15:00-17:00. At Alameda Dom Afonso Henriques, 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 Centro Cientifico e Cultural de Macau
Macau Scientific and Cultural Center Museum, presenting a wide collection of Chinese art: bronze, paintings and porcelain. At Rua da Junqueira 30, 1300-343 Lisbon.
Oceanario de Lisboa
Giant public aquarium dedicated to the oceans and their conservation. Open every day from 10:00-18:00, 20:00 in the summer. At Esplanada Dom Carlos 1, Doca dos Olivais, 1990-005 Lisbon.
Palacio da Regaleira
Palace and gardens built at the beginning of the 20th century. The gardens are full of tunnels, secret passages and sculptures. Guided tours are possible by appointment. Situated in the town of Sintra.
Museu Antoniano
The St Anthony Museum has a collection of iconography, books, clothes and religious objects on display. Opening hours 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00 closed Mondays and public holidays. At Largo de Santo Antonio 24, 1100-499 Lisbon.
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.
Torre de Belem
Designed by Francisco Arruda, the tower of Belem was built to defend the estuary of the River Tagus. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Avenida Brasilia 1400-598 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.
Museu do Teatro
National theatre museum with a wide selection of costumes, accessories and photographs relating the history of theatre in Portugal. Open Tuesday to Friday from 14:00-18:00. At Estrada do Lumiar 10, 1600-495 Lisbon.
Museu Dr Anastasio Goncalves
Museum in the Casa Malhoa with exhibitions of 19th and 20th century Portuguese paintings, Chinese porcelain, and Chinese and Portuguese furniture. At Avenida 5 de Outubro 6/8, Lisbon.
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.