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A bank is probably the last place you'd expect to find one of Lisbon's great cultural assets, but hidden beneath the Millennium BCP branch in Rua dos Correeiros is an archaeological site that is... Read More
A bank is probably the last place you'd expect to find one of Lisbon's great cultural assets, but hidden beneath the Millennium BCP branch in Rua dos Correeiros is an archaeological site that is layered with remarkably well preserved remains of Roman, Islamic, medieval and 15th to the mid-18th-century occupation. Visitors can follow a series of subterranean walkways built alongside and over the excavations. Of particular note are the tanks used by the Romans to make garum â" fermented fish sauce. You can also gaze into a spooky 5th-century burial chamber, complete with the skeletal remains of an adult male. A small but engaging archaeological museum is set over the ruins, and exhibits include a number of remarkably well-preserved ceramics, coins, rings, hairpins, broaches and other assorted artifacts. The glass floor allows another perspective over the historic scene below.
Rua dos Correiros 21
- Mon-Sat 10am-Noon, 2pm-5pm
- Best for Historic Sites Because: A unique historical site that reveals nearly 2,500 years of Lisbon history with an imaginatively conceived museum that truly enhances the visitor experience.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: A remarkable journey into the past awaits visitors to this fascinating underground archaeological site, undoubtedly one of Lisbon's great sightseeing highlights.