All sorts of experiences within a short distance range.
On March 1st, Casa Fernando Pessoa, at Rua Coelho da Rocha nº 16, will close its doors, reopening them later this year, more accessible to all visitors and showcasing a new museography project which will grant wider access to the writer’s estate.
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Visit the home of the greatest Portuguese literary genius of the 20th century in one of the most iconic bairros of Lisbon.
The Casa Fernando Pessoa, in Campo de Ourique, is a cultural centre where book presentations, talks, debates, conferences and exhibitions are held. From children to scholars, everyone comes to meet the writer whose talent was so great a single name couldn’t contain it.
And this is where you’ll find the original writing table where he invented his many alter egos, as well as many other personal objects such as his typewriter, glasses and books. In fact, his private library has so many books that they have all been digitalised and can be consulted online. After taking a guided or themed tour, you can recharge your batteries with something to eat at the excellent restaurant.
The traditional Portuguese food served does justice to the poet’s work and the wine list accompanies the style.
And if you haven’t yet read it, take a copy of the Book of Disquiet with you. It’s essential reading.
This house, winner of the 1905 Valmor Architecture Award and the former Studio of the painter José Malhoa, was purchased in 1932 by the ophthalmologist and art collector Dr António Anastácio Gonçalves (1888-1965), who used the house to display his impressive collection, which he wished to bestow to the State.
The collection includes a wide variety of objects, in particular Portuguese 19th century naturalist paintings and decorative art pieces, highlighted by an exquisite collection of Chinese porcelain.
Visitors to this house-museum can view the collections in the welcoming and day-to-day ambience of a house that is also a museum.
Besides the display, study and preservation of the permanent collection, the house-museum offers guided thematic visits and artistic expression workshops to foster life-long art learning experiences.
The house-museum also features free concerts, colloquiums and conferences.
The Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation was created to study and to diffuse the knowledge of Vieira da Silva work, one of the most outstanding in the 20th century, as well as her husband work, Arpad Szenes. Based in a way to give a time/ historical and esthetical frame to the art of these two artists, the Foundation presents, regularly, temporary exhibitions from other artists, national and international, who lived or shared with them artistics affinities. The museum program also aims to give a place to Arpad Szenes and Vieira da Silva’s work in the panorama of national and international art.
From 1911, the year in which it was founded, the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado was based in the former convent of São Francisco da Cidade, a complex that had been severely damaged by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. However, following a fire that tore through the area in 1988, the museum was renovated and extended under the direction of the French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, and re-inaugurated in 1994. The MNAC is a must-see for those wanting to learn about and enjoy Portuguese romantic, naturalist, modern and contemporary art, in the form of seminal pieces from the leading art movements from the second half of the 19th century to the present day. The temporary exhibitions programme forms an important part of the museum’s activity, which also includes guided tours, conferences, seminars and concerts alongside learning projects developed by the education service.
Its vast collection includes objects of rare artistic, anthropological, and scientific value, describing a journey, where each civilization is portrayed under a narrative of disease-fighting and the seeking of healing and pain relief, since the first traces of life on earth until today, passing through cultures and civilizations as distinct in time and place as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Incas, the Aztecs, Islam, Africa, Tibet, China, Japan, among others.
From an Egyptian sarcophagus, where hopes for eternal life were deposit, to the black plague doctor suit, as a symbol of the struggle against one of the greatest pandemics in history, the objects that make up the collection of the Health and Pharmacy Museum in Lisbon are distinct and unique.
A journey that, although it started in prehistory, it is still being built today on the testimonies that now reach us from the “future”, such as portable pharmacies and first aid kits used by NASA astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
With the rehabilitation of Sul Sueste station, Lisboa thus gains new cultural and leisure spaces and new possibilities for connections between both banks of the Tejo.
Rooms with a contemporary design in a classic Art Nouveau style building. A new concept in the city. Relax and start your journey with the 1908 Lisbon Hotel.
A ARTE DA TERRA is one of the most original shops in Lisbon. Located in the old stables of Cathedral, you can find a selection of the best of portuguese arts and crafts
Specialized tourism for persons with reduced mobility and seniors, through a varied range of tours in adapted vehicles and points of interest which can be accessed by wheelchair
A night of fados at Adega Machado is a truly artistic experience of the Portuguese Culture in the heart of Bairro Alto (neighborhood): Fado (Lisbon Song) and Gastronomy.
Certified tourist guides and tour managers offer services for individual travellers and/or groups for short and/or longer stays in different languages
Every Saturday, in the garden of Campo Pequeno, you’ll find stalls full of the authentic, certified and organic flavours of Lisbon – and Portugal.
Located in the heart of Lisbon, Alecrim ao Chiado is housed in an old house, built after the earthquake of 1755.
ALFAMA APARTMENT SERVICES, comfortable apartments in the heart of Alfama with stunning views of Tejo.
The projects Alfama's Nest, Sé Nest and Martim Moniz Nest is a pioneering project in the tourism sector, consists on local accommodation of several apartments of T0, T1 and T2, located in the old quarters of Lisbon.
Fine dining restaurant distinguished with a Michelin Star. Author's cuisine served informally in a sophisticated atmosphere. By chef Henrique Sá Pessoa.
For a holiday, to Study to work or simply because you can, Almaria has the perfect apartments to rest for a short or long period…as you wish.
Ex-Libris redefines the concept of Premium accommodation and its excellent location allows to easily step out for a stroll in Chiado or Avenida da Liberdade.
The apartments are decorated, furnished and equipped, integrating all the facilities to provide an unforgettable stay to its guests.
A boutique hotel in Lisbon reviving the glamour of the Portuguese 40s with an extraordinary location in the centre of the city, on Restauradores square.
Glamour and class with a view of the streets of the city is what you’ll find on the terrace of this hotel. The bar and restaurant offer a different way of seeing the city.
The Altis Grand Hotel, five star Conference & Business Hotel, combines elegance, sophistication and comfort with the best location in Lisbon’s city centre.
Altis Prime is a luxury Apartment Hotel in Lisbon, with an updated design, located in the main financial and commercial artery of Lisbon, Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca.