The National Museum of the Etnology is situated a little bit further from the main touristic places, but it is indeed really worth the visit! The permanent exibition is well structured and has really interesting pieces from Indonesia and Africa (dolls, masks, puppets etc.) But what I found out to be the gem of the museum is the storage rooms, which can be visited a couple times a day (you need to show up there at pre determined schedules). The store rooms are "galleries of the rural life" and "the amazonian galleries". For me the gallery of the rural life was a step back to the old days of Portugal; the agricultural tools and items, ox carts, old shepherds huts and old linen making tools, etc. The guides really know their stuff and while listening to the stories and practises behind all those old objects one really can see a glimpse of the past days of Portugal. If you are into these kinds of things, I highly recommend the museum.
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