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Lisboa Story Centre

Terreiro do Paco, 78- 81, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
+351 21 194 1099
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they should learen from rome story center

what was missing is a real movie in 3 d that will realy makes us fell what really happend it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadav M
Rehovot, Israel
Great Introduction to Lisbon History

This very unusual little museum is a good way to get introduced to the history of Lisbon. The audio... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Lisboa Story CentreMemories of the CityBuilt on the hills bathed by the Tagus, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Lisboa is a fascinating mosaic of memories, stories and influences that still mark the urban landscape of this unique city.The various events that make up its history and some of its protagonists are now presented at Lisboa Story Centre, where all who visit the Portuguese capital are invited to make a trip back in time and discover memories of Lisboa, since its foundation until present day.Located in Terreiro do Paco, this interactive technology-based facility relates the main events in the city from past to present.In a playful and interactive way whilst respecting the historical accuracy that a city with Lisboa's past deserves, this interpretation centre takes visitors on a 60 minute journey through space and time with an audio guide system presenting historically accurate events and dramatic scenes of the city's different eras.The tour is organized into six main sections: Lisboa: Myths and Realities, which covers the River, Land, Sea, Sky, Early mythology, settlers and conquerors and the City Walls.This is followed by the section Lisboa: Global City, which presents the Cosmopolitan City, the Warehouse of the World, Beyond the Horizon, the Flying Priest, Magnificent City, Death and Politics and the Church. The section focusing on November 1755, All Saints Day, addresses the earthquake and the city in ruins, passing on to the core vision of Pombal, who introduces Modern City Planning in the postearthquake period and the Reconstruction of the City. And finally, the Terreiro do Paco section, which focuses on the Public Square: Politics and Leisure.The 1755 earthquake is shown in a sensory theatre experience that captivates all visitors.You can extend your tour with a visit to the 1st floor where visitors can play with an interactive scale model that recreates the centre of Lisboa, allowing you to visualise predetermined events and the places where they occurred.
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Terreiro do Paco, 78- 81, Lisbon 1100-148, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
+351 21 194 1099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

what was missing is a real movie in 3 d that will realy makes us fell what really happend it was nice decorate

Thank Nadav M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very unusual little museum is a good way to get introduced to the history of Lisbon. The audio works automatically (no button pushing)as you stroll through the exhibits. The history is well organized in sequence by theme and the visual presentations make it easy...More

Thank SACALosAngeles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go here first you will understand and appreciate more about the history of Lisbon Interactive displays go back to the beginning of Lisbons history before it became Lisbon The guide books says free but it's not If you are a Senior ask for...More

Thank DeniseLock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was only a story not a museum but set out very well to tell the story of the history of Lisbon. The staff were not helpful in terms my asking to use the bathroom when I came out of the story room. Even when...More

Thank ChrisTaylerNT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lisbon has a great history from the explorers to the 1755 earthquake. The Lisboa Story Center is a good place to get the history and it is right in Praca de Comercio.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're after an in depth history of Lisbon from the earliest settlement through to present day, you might be disappointed. But if you just want a nice overview, without having to make much effort (the audio guide comes with the price of the ticket...More

1  Thank BrendanClark82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So it is a commercially oriented shop that will tell you a story about Lisbon. Not a museum. All the displays are man made, I think. I have had visited worst story centre before. Lisboa Story Centre to me is not too bad at the...More

Thank Ong T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Weird descriptions (that are at about a 10 year old's level), which skip around in an unclear way, complete with cheesy music. The most bizarre thing of all? It skips from all the way from the late 18th century to the Carnation Revolution of 1974,...More

Thank slntraveler
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Lisboa Story Centre tells about the history before the Earthquake( 1st November 1755) and what happened after the earthquake. With light and sound effects you experience on an interactive way the history of Lisbon. In the middle of the tour is a movie with...More

Thank Sea S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Located in Praca do Comercio, the ticket costs 7 euro including a useful audioguide. Basically, entering each room of this exhibition, the Gps-audioguide automatically starts telling the piece of Lisbon story presented in that room. The story starts from foundation and there is then a...More

Thank PalombiG
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site,
Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply
"Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake
construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755
earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its
name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in
Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the
Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the
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