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I was interested in what tour guides were saying about Antonio Salazar and wanted to know more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Skay1942
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this is a museum to interest anyone who would like to know more about how Portugal got where it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was interested in what tour guides were saying about Antonio Salazar and wanted to know more. This is an activist museum housed in a former prison that tells only one side of Salazar from the opposition’s perspective. I am not clear who funds it?...More

Thank Skay1942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a museum to interest anyone who would like to know more about how Portugal got where it is today. by the resistance and perseverence of its ordinary (and extraordinary) people. well presented and sometimes moving exhibits. A small museum and won't take too...More

Thank lusophileScotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum quietly explains the impact on the people of Portugal as fear constrained any questioning of the government. It was eye openning to the three of us who have never feared speaking out when we have disagreed with our own government. Though many exhibits...More

Thank vtretiree2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tells the story of the years Estado Nova under Salazar from 1932 to 1968, falling six years later. This is one of the prisons that the secret police used during that time and shows why this was not "soft" fascism, but the real thing....More

1  Thank Ed O
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Great display of how resistance groups have coped with dictators and war since the First World War and includes information on Portuguese colonies with recent history. You’ll be able to align history with what is happening today in some countries. Wink wink. 3 floors of...More

Thank Arqueolady
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This museum focuses on the history of Portugal when it was under dictatorship rule. It was a fascinating museum and well laid out to clearly show you the development of the dictatorship and its downfall. The use of accounts from people living in the time...More

Thank rgood15
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This was a very interesting museum with interviews from people who lived during this time and were in the resistance movement, lots of photos and film clips from that time as well. I believe aljube means drawer which is what the prison cell felt like...More

1  Thank artgirl58
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Great exhibition on the Portuguese struggle for democracy. Important for everybody and even more in times of fascist rise all over the world.

Thank luislara2017
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The Aljube museum was perhaps the most important part of our tour. Yes, Portugal is a wonderful place to visit, but it was here that we learned about Portugal as more than just a place. Its history is not something we learn in the US...More

1  Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The museum uses what was the prison which is very evocative of the period . There are excellent explanations in English but the layout jumps erratically which made it harder to follow. Well with a visit though.

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sandrae1942
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Hi, I’m not certain if there are texts in English. I’ll confirm and let you know tomorrow. It’s a small but very relevant place for portuguese polítical history. And the surrondings are great. Close by you can see Se de... More
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