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Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

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Address: Lisboa, Portugal Praca Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Mixed-bag museum

I am going to preface this by saying this cost 5-6€ to enter so we probably shouldn't have expected the world. Still, for something that called itself the National Museum of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Peter S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I visited especially to see the Egyptian artifacts. The location is a tram or bus ride of about 15/20 mins in the Belem district of Lisbon (tram 15E from outside the Cais do Sodre Metro station). The museum is located next to the monastery Jerónimos and near the marine museum and planetarium. The museum was €5 to enter and is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

After visiting the Jeronimos Monestery we felt we had to see the Archeological Museum of Lisbon which is located in the western wing of the Monastery. The museum houses an incredible trove of ancient Egyptian artefacts but the highlight was their treasury room of gold and silver, (which had the strangest security screening we've ever seen). We are so glad... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I am going to preface this by saying this cost 5-6€ to enter so we probably shouldn't have expected the world. Still, for something that called itself the National Museum of Archaeology it was rather thin on the ground in terms of things to see. There was also a metal detector before the treasury room... which felt a bit unnecessary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I didn't do much research before my trip to Lisbon. However, from the very first moment I was intrigued by what looked like the ruins of an old cathedral on the hill that I could see from Plaça De Figueiro Dom Pedro. The following day, pretty much by accident, I stumbled upon the entrance to this place. What a treat!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The archaeological museum is quite small but I enjoyed the variety of the exhibitions. If you like mummies and antique jewelry you will enjoy it for sure. A big plus is that here you can buy a pass that includes the Jeronimo museum and the Belem tower which will save you hours!...the queues on those other two places get really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's also worth it to take a combined Jeronimo/Arqueologia ticket to avoid the long line in front of the monastery.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Taking up a wing of the Jeronimos Monastery, this Archeological museum is home to interesting items from lots of different historical periods. It is a relatively small museum and some of the descriptive tags didn't quite make sense, but unless you're very serious about learning about all the items with exacting English, I find it does not matter so much.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This museum is situated in/next to the Jeronimos monestary in Belem. It has some interesting information on the history of the Iberian Peninsula, which I was not very familiar with. There is a decent collection of artifacts, which is nice to see. But all in all, we were a bit disappointed. The building looks large from the outside, but due... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We decided to get a joint ticket when going to the monastery, and for the extra €2 it wasn't a bad choice. However, it isn't a particularly large collection, only taking about an hour to go around. The main exhibit has English translations however they were directly translated and therefore slightly garbled in English. The Egyptian exhibit which I was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

During our visit a part of the museum was closed because of the building a new exhibition. We did however see the Egypt part, which was quite small to be honest. This was compensated by a large collection of old jewellery which was worth its while. The last part was a collection of roman stone objects. Not collections that would... 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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