Here's one for football fans. Benfica is one of the biggest club's in Portugal, and the new Museu Benfica Cosme Damião showcases its illustrious history with a permanent exhibition of polished... Read More
Here's one for football fans. Benfica is one of the biggest club's in Portugal, and the new Museu Benfica Cosme Damião showcases its illustrious history with a permanent exhibition of polished silverware, memorabilia and other club paraphernalia such as original shirts and match-day programmes. The museum is named after Cosme Damião, one of the club's original 24 founders and a legendary name in Portuguese football. The exhibition, set over three floors, is arranged thematically and chronologically and covers the entire history of the club, from 1904 to the present day. Great Portuguese players like Vitor Silva from the 1930s and the legendary World Cup star Eusébio are honoured along with managers and a host of foreign footballers that have played for the club. One of the most popular exhibits is the Trophy Room, where shelves of gleaming cups, medals and glassware are displayed. And for the football mad, it's possible to combine a visit to the museum with a tour of the stadium.
- Family-Friendly Museums: "The lads will love it but if the ladies aren't game, the huge Colombo Shopping mall across the road will probably be their goal."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: This unique, interactive exhibition has been designed with visitors of impaired sight and hearing in mind, as well as those mobility issues.