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Lisboa Story Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Lisboa Story CentreMemories of the CityBuilt on the hills bathed by the Tagus, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Lisboa is a fascinating mosaic of memories, stories and influences that still mark the urban landscape of this unique city.The various events that make up its history and some of its protagonists are now presented at Lisboa Story Centre, where all who visit the Portuguese capital are invited to make a trip back in time and discover memories of Lisboa, since its foundation until present day.Located in Terreiro do Paco, this interactive technology-based facility relates the main events in the city from past to present.In a playful and interactive way whilst respecting the historical accuracy that a city with Lisboa's past deserves, this interpretation centre takes visitors on a 60 minute journey through space and time with an audio guide system presenting historically accurate events and dramatic scenes of the city's different eras.The tour is organized into six main sections: Lisboa: Myths and Realities, which covers the River, Land, Sea, Sky, Early mythology, settlers and conquerors and the City Walls.This is followed by the section Lisboa: Global City, which presents the Cosmopolitan City, the Warehouse of the World, Beyond the Horizon, the Flying Priest, Magnificent City, Death and Politics and the Church. The section focusing on November 1755, All Saints Day, addresses the earthquake and the city in ruins, passing on to the core vision of Pombal, who introduces Modern City Planning in the postearthquake period and the Reconstruction of the City. And finally, the Terreiro do Paco section, which focuses on the Public Square: Politics and Leisure.The 1755 earthquake is shown in a sensory theatre experience that captivates all visitors.You can extend your tour with a visit to the 1st floor where visitors can play with an interactive scale model that recreates the centre of Lisboa, allowing you to visualise predetermined events and the places where they occurred.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

If you have to spend some time waiting for your transportation to the airport, visit this experiance. By headphone they give you an explenation of the Lisbon story.

Visited August 2014
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“Absolutely terrible, avoid.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

This place is a compete joke. If you like history this will be very annoying. It's tacky and historically worthless. Simply a over grabbing exercise. It is comprised of am audio guide with cheesy voices and tacky props. The first page of your guidebook will provide more history than this. Dace yourself time an money and go ramble the streets.

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“A really clever museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

This museum told the story of Lisbon through stories and displays which you listed to on a headset. Really clever and good fun.

Visited August 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“best way to know the history of Lisbon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is by far one of the best ways to know the history of Lisbon, great use of tech and special effects. a must!

Visited July 2014
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“If You Want to Learn about Lisbon's History, Go to the Mosteiro de Jeronimos”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This multi-media presentation is confused and confusing. It only gives you a quick overview of Lisbon's really fascinating history--a missed opportunity. If you want a good introduction to the history of the city and of Portugal, take the time to 1) visit the gorgeous Mosteiro de Jeronimos in Belem (a short tram ride from the city centre) and take the time to read the text on the exhibit on the second floor. The presentation gives three timelines--the world, Portugal, and the Monastery--and puts much in perspective.

And if you'd like to know more about the fascinating history of the Portuguese and their descendants around the world (did you know that Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language?) read Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure. (Véhicule Press, 2010, http://www.amazon.com/Making-Waves-Continuing-Portuguese-Adventure/dp/1550652923)

Visited July 2014
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