João de Deus Museum

A museum devoted to this 19th-century poet and educationalist which tells the story of this advocate of reading and education, and that of his son too.

At a time when illiteracy in Portugal had reached alarming levels, one man proposed setting up a system of education to combat it. This man was João de Deus and here you can learn about his life. A museum devoted to this 19th-century poet and educationalist which tells the story of this advocate of reading and education, and that of his son too, João de Deus Ramos. The museum collection consists of busts, paintings, drawings and even a historical library. You will also find a series of methods for teaching the first steps of reading and arithmetic. Between an ice cream and a stroll in the Jardim da Estrela, get to know a crucial part of the history of education in Portugal.

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