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Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian

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Address: Praca Imperio | Belém, 1400, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 362 0002
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The planetarium adjoins the Maritime Museum. Some programs are in English,...

The planetarium adjoins the Maritime Museum. Some programs are in English, and some are geared toward children.

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Not so great, but if you can get a discount it's worth the price

The experience is very simple and short, if you can get the discount of 2.50€ you can manage to be satisfied :P otherwise I don't suggest it. You can use your time in Lisbon in a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
Crema, Italy
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Crema, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The experience is very simple and short, if you can get the discount of 2.50€ you can manage to be satisfied :P otherwise I don't suggest it. You can use your time in Lisbon in a better way. There is the English version on the headphones, but the quality of the sound is very bad :(

1 Thank MariaLaura88
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I was a little disappointed , I thought a little amateur in the animations . with so many companies doing fantastic things , should seriously think of upgrading . My little children , of course liked , but ... I do not much.

Thank Ana Luisa F
Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Having persuaded my family how great it would be to go to a planetarium.. I couldn't have been more disappointed. Extremely amateurish and boring; so bad in fact it was pretty funny and we all had a good laugh so the trip wasn't totally wasted :) It feels like the place is run by the local community centre who didn't... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This museum holds some of the most beautiful exhibits I have seen. Every piece is perfect and beautifully displayed. There is a fine art collection too. I especially enjoyed the impressionist paintings and the furniture collection. Allow a few hours so you can walk through the park with lots of shady areas on a very hot day and lunch in... More 

1 Thank mrsmon2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

What a big disappointment... I used to love this place as a child, but now it just feels like a cheap projection system... :/ Noisy speakers and bad projection totally ruins the experience. Will not return unless they update the all system.

Thank Hugo F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Nice interactive movie for children explaining the very basics of astronomy with a basic children story . Nice option for a rainy day with kids.

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Bursa, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

You'll see many delicate and elaborate pieces of arts from Europe, Anatolia, Persia, and China: carpets, vases, portraits, furnitures, jewelery, and so on. The ticket is 6 € for adults (it must be 2,5 € for students). It's worth to see. It's in a kind of small botanical garden. Very relaxing.

Thank Oznurcngz
Porto Formoso, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

When you buy a ticket they tell you an alloted time for the video. We didn't realize we thought you could walk round and look at things but there is nothing to look at at. We had to wait an hour and a half in the heat so it's best to find out the times of the video showing first.... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

Well presented and very interesting. The presentation in the dome lasts approx 50 mins, and there is an English translation on headphones available. Works really well.

2 Thank GillianTOR
Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

They have improved their show and have come up with new and interesting stuff. Check the website the dates and schedules. Some shows require booking, and some are in English. Great for kids! The inside has been refurbished and has now great reclined armchairs. Enjoy it!

1 Thank Ana L

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