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Museu da Presidencia da Republica

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Address: Palacio Nacional de Belem, Lisbon 1349-022, Portugal
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Museum of the Presidency of the Republic is fascinating... really ! mark it on the Belem visit list.

Museu da Presidencia da Republica in Belém (Lisbon neighbourhood to the west) once was a royal palace for the summer period, and now is used for state visits and displaying... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Central Portugal, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The gardens and the palace itself are the best part, the museum is a little bit small for that price, but it has a lot of cool stuff.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Museu da Presidencia da Republica in Belém (Lisbon neighbourhood to the west) once was a royal palace for the summer period, and now is used for state visits and displaying gifts to Portugal from other states and visiting dignitaries. The history of Portugal during it's turbulent time is very fascinating and the role and life of it's various presidents are... More 

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

The Museum of the Portuguese Presidency is a modern Museum . The single adult Ticket has a cost of 2,50 Euros and offers not just turists but also locals a inside view to Portugals past ( starting of the democracy ) and present . The most impressiv is of course the Exhibition of the State Gifts from the diferent Countrys... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

You only get in through a tour, since the palace it`s still used by the president and foreign visitors. Great value for money and the guide was really knowledgeable .The tour is in portuguese, but the guide translate into english. I loved to see the rooms and art, with the gifts given to the presidents in exposition

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

I am interested in Portuguese history and enjoyed visiting, but note that all the exhibits are labelled only in Portuguese. There are portraits of former Presidents, both from the pre-1974 dictatorship and the post-1974 democratic era, as well as gifts from state visits and a small gift shop. If you are interested in recent Portuguese history then it is well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

It was the end of a long day sightseeing and I thought I could not manage another museum. However, what an inspiration this museum is. It gave me great insight into the implantation of the Republic and the feelings that must have been running high in Portugal at the time. The Museum provides details and portraits of all of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013 via mobile

Not too much to see here, probably more interesting for Portuguese residents. The collection is lovely but mainly consists of gifts from heads of state to the Portuguese presidents. Some beautifully crafted gifts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

Although I read and speak Portuguese, my husband doesn't and this was very frustrating when we realize that this museum has not got any information for English speakers. It was nice to see all the gifts and the medals and condecorations. The paintings were also very nice. The little shop at the entrance of the hotel was very nice and... More 

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Museu P, Gerente de relações com clientes at Museu da Presidencia da Republica, responded to this review

Dear Cristiane, First of all, I would like to thank you for your review. And inform you that the guided tours to the Palace are made only at the weekends: Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons. From the 14th December till the 6th January, due to the Christmas decorations that a lot of people intend to see, visitors could do a free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I can't find a separate listing for the the Belem Palace which is the official residence of the Portuguese President. For just 5 Euro you tour the museum before taking a guided tour of the palace which is VERY worthwhile. In fact the tour of the palace was one of the highlights of my most recent trip to Portugal. The... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

This modern, interactive museum is located in the beautiful area of Belém in a building right next to the gates of the Palace of Belem which is the official residence of the President of the Republic. The collection is composed with gifts from other representative of State such as presidents, kings. But it is not only this, it is possible... More 

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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