Museu Do Aljube, Lisbon

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  • A recent museum that stands on the grounds where a political prison stood during the dictatorship (from the 1930's to mid 1970's). There you can get to know more about this dark period of portuguese m...  more »
  • A small, affordable museum, definitely worth a visit, that provides a thorough understanding of Portugal's fascist "New State" and shows how the dictatorship was able to come to power and how the peop...  more »
  • We came across this museum on the way down from Castel de Sao Gorge. It was so enlightening, as everyone is aware of the Franco rėgime and everything that entailed, but this was a part of history that...  more »
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  • I didn't know about this museum until I saw it on a list of low-cost things to do in Lisboa. Signal boost!! This museum is amazing, moving, educational, startling. It is housed in an actual former political prison! Warning- there are some really intense and graphic descriptions of torture (no images of torture) so take care of little ones and people with trauma related to violence. Normal admission is 3 euros, but it's free for students. Lockers are available for no charge. A few things are not translated to English and there are some errors in translation but nothing major. Great for a rainy day. Closed Monday.
  • Incredibly interesting museum on the time of the dictatorship and fascism in Portugal. Definitely done from the anti-Salazar viewpoint. Very understandable view point. Intrigued me to read up on the history of Salazar. Very well done exhibit. Plenty of exhibits in English. Got there an hour before closing so we had to rush, but definitely worth the somewhat steep admission price.
  • Informative and moving museum about the fascist Salazar dictatorship in Portugal and commemoration of the resistance. Engaging and dynamic. All main content has English translations.
  • A must go. Free on Sundays until 14:00 We were expecting a bit more from it but it is interesting to see a museum dedicated to the dictatorship
  • This is a very interesting and informative museum detailing the struggle of the the Portuguese population to remove the dictatorship between the 1930's and 70's . Various forms of media are used to tell the story. Set over 4 floors this is well worth a visit. The staff are also on hand to explain in detail some of the exhibits.
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