What to do in Lisbon on a rainy day, we know that rain gets in the way of those on vacation, in this case in Lisbon. In this article, we leave some suggestions of places that you can visit without getting wet and making the most of Lisbon.
Lisbon Oceanarium, an excellent option for kids and adults, the oceanarium opened its doors in 1998 during Expo 98, the last world exhibition of the century. XX, in which the chosen theme forms “The oceans, a heritage for the future”, an internationally recognized aquarium that receives more than 1 million people each year, with several exhibitions that make it the most visited cultural equipment in Portugal.
With two buildings, the original of the Oceans and the new building of the Sea, connected by a huge atrium in which a panel of 55 thousand tiles attracts all the attention, a modern aquarium.
In constant change and with a lot of educational activities privileging the oceans, its inhabitants, with the mission of preserving the seas and the environmental challenges of today, collaborating with several national and international institutions in scientific research projects, conservation of marine biodiversity and that promote development sustainable use of the oceans.
Children 0 – 3 free
Children 4 – 12 – 13 €
Adult: 14 -64 19 €
Family: 50 € (pax)
Senior: 13 €
Lisbon Military Museum
With a wide collection of weapons, war equipment, the Military Museum of Lisbon is certainly a Museum to be visited, even for the vast history of the country, its collection mainly of military character has in its collection rare pieces that stand out for their artistic value of execution, like its artillery pieces is considered one of the most complete in the world, which attracts people from all over the world.
But it’s not just that, his paintings by some of the most important Portuguese painters, as well as Carlos Reis, Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, José Malhoa, Sousa Lopes, Veloso Salgado and Condeixa, among others, as well as tiles such as Manuel Gustavo Bordalo Pinheiro, and Leopoldo Batistini .
At Saldo dos Gessos you will also find an original mold of the statue of D. José I, which you will find at Praça do Comercio as well as other molds for statuary of important figures from Portugal.
A Museum with an excellent cost / benefit, check:
Free children (age): 12
Children: 1 €
Adult: 3 €
Family: 5 € (pax)
Senior: 1 €
Belem costard tart
Nothing better to do in Lisbon on a rainy day, like warming your soul and heart, than with a pastel de Belém, started to be produced in 1837 with an old recipe from the Jerónimos Monastery, continuing with the same handicraft processes.
The Liberal revolution in 1820 required that in 1834 all the convents and monasteries of Portugal were closed, expelling the clergy and workers., As a way of survival, someone from the Monastery puts on sale in this store some sweet pastries, quickly called “Pastéis de Belém” ”.
At the time, Belém was an independent city of Lisbon and the trip by steamboat was assured, knowing that the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower attracted many visitors who quickly got used to the idea of savoring the delicious pastels from the Monastery.
A Conventual recipe, armored in a well-kept secret, which is often imitated (Pasteis de Nata), but never equaled.
€ 1.15 – Unit
Although “on the street” the LX Factory has several stores, such as: decoration shops, creative workshops, games with a burlesque theme, with a privileged view over the Tagus, lively nights and many restaurant options from all over the world.
A city within the city, with a well-filled cultural agenda taking place and with many novelties for all ages, at the old Gráfica Mirandela, considered one of the most emblematic spaces of the Lx Factory that was once considered one of the most beautiful in the world, has a old press machine and books up to the ceiling, where a cyclist hangs, a bold work by the artist Pietro Proserpio.
Since we will be near Belém, we decided to suggest the Carriage Museum, a museum that contains the most important collection of coaches in the world, the most visited museum in Portugal, exposing a collection of vehicles belonging to the Royal Family from the 16th century to the end from the 19th century, opened in 1905 the Museu dos Coches Reais was built on the initiative of the Portuguese queen D. Amélia d’Orleães e Bragança, wife of King D. Carlos I.
Built in the former arena of the Royal Palace of Belém where it was 110 years old, adapted to the installation of the carriages of Casa Real, the Museum collected 56 carriages and riding accessories, coming from the royal stables of Ajuda, Calvário, Necessidades and Colégio dos Nobres , which were later joined by private donations, royal portraits of the Casa de Bragança, court suits, livery uniforms.
0 – 12 years – free
Carriage Museum – 6 €
Rea Arena – 4 €
Coach Ticket (Picadeiro Real and MNC) – 8 €