Lisboa Story Centre
Type: Art & Culture, Attractions, Cultural Venues, Family Friendly, Local Picks, Uniquely Here, Unusual
The Lisboa Story Centre allows visitors to discover the history of the Portuguese capital by joining a virtual audio tour of the city and interacting with a host of historical characters and important... Read More
The Lisboa Story Centre allows visitors to discover the history of the Portuguese capital by joining a virtual audio tour of the city and interacting with a host of historical characters and important events. This novel facility chronicles Lisbon's timeline from the earliest settlers, including the Romans and the Moors, and continues through the medieval period, with particular emphasis on the golden Age of Discovery, when Lisbon was one of the most powerful cities in the world. The tragedy of the 1755 earthquake is recalled in vivid detail by a fantastic film that recreates the disaster, complete with trembling auditorium! The journey concludes by focusing on the very square in which the centre is located, Terreiro do Paco (also known as Praca do Comercio). A souvenir shop and a handy tourist information centre are also on site.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Photography and video is allowed, but not during the Earthquake film presentation."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This is the perfect introduction to Lisbon. Even if you think you know the city well, be prepared for some surprises.