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Museu Do Aljube

Rua Augusto Rosa 42, Lisbon 1100-059, Portugal
+351 21 817 2400
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Interesting insight into Portuguese political history

Really Interesting museum; worth a look if you have an hour or so to spare. It's free on Sundays... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clo R
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Northampton, United Kingdom
A Hidden Gem

Not found in the guide books or top ten places to visit, but this museum provide the information on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TaffyViking
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Augusto Rosa 42, Lisbon 1100-059, Portugal
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"ticket desk"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really Interesting museum; worth a look if you have an hour or so to spare. It's free on Sundays, and they have lockers you can leave your stuff in which is good. Some of the displays are a little lacking: lots of reading and not...More

Thank Clo R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not found in the guide books or top ten places to visit, but this museum provide the information on the missing years of 1933 to 1974. In an old jail used by the dictators it explians what happen, and why the England oldest ally, who...More

Thank TaffyViking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating little museum, in the building where political pisoners were held and tortured up until 1974. We didnt know much about this aspect of Portugal's past, but we do now.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, housed in the building where political prisoners were held during the Salazar years, tells the history of the Salazar regime and resistance to it. The artifacts, photographs, a videos, and texts accompanying them, give a vivid picture of these years.. The Salazar regime's...More

Thank Naomi S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very well presented museum that outlines the repression of dissent under the rule of Salazar and Caetano. Informative and thought provoking.

Thank 1882rangers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum contains some historical memories of a revolution done against Portuguese dictator. If you are really interesting about the history of Porthuges, then you visit this place. Otherwise just skip it, you wont regret.

Thank Akalanka A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent museum that stands on the grounds where a political prison stood during the dictatorship (from the 1930's to mid 1970's). There you can get to know more about this dark period of portuguese modern history and learn about the fight for liberty and...More

Thank PPRR
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small, affordable museum, definitely worth a visit, that provides a thorough understanding of Portugal's fascist "New State" and shows how the dictatorship was able to come to power and how the people managed to overthrow it. The only reason I give it four rather...More

Thank athenaaugie
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We came across this museum on the way down from Castel de Sao Gorge. It was so enlightening, as everyone is aware of the Franco rėgime and everything that entailed, but this was a part of history that I was totally ignorant of. It is...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

One of the best museums I have ever visited. Wonderfully curated, almost like an art gallery at times. A multi-media approach which gives a sense of a vital part of Portuguese (and world) history. Informative and quite moving.

1  Thank dmh650
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