Museums & Attractions
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:30Sintra Natural History Museum found right in the center of the historic town outside of Lisbon. Set in a former 19th century market. It now houses a collection of fossils with a glimpse at the natural world. The permanent exhibition area includes space for temporary exhibits, as well as a shop and cafe. Many of the pieces of the permanent collection date back to millions of years, but 21st -century technology helps to tell their tale. Highlights include dinosaur eggs and meteorites, and the world's only example of a flying reptile, the Braseodactylus, which is not only a unique, find but also completely intact. The museum is free, open every day except Mondays, and open from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:40Casa das Historias Paula Rego Museum will open on September 18, 2009 in Cascais dedicated to the work of the Portuguese painter Paula Rego and designed by architect Eduardo Souto Moura. The museum, is located in the historical center of Cascais village, and features more than 100 of Rego’s paintings and sketches. Rego, considered part of the “London Group” of artists which also includes David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj, has an illustrative and figurative style in magical realism, influenced by fairy tales and Beatrix Potter books. Her fairy tale imagery often has a sinister edge.
Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:19Museum of Evora in the Alentejo reopened at the end of July, 2009. Set in the historic bishop’s palace, the Museum opened in 1915 and today offers exhibits, important works of art and archaeology, namely sculpture and paintings, relative to the golden age of the Portuguese Exploration. Among the works are the allegorical stone sculpture of the era, the coat of arms of Portugal and Évora and the marble grave of D. Duarte da Costa, governor of Braz.
Saturday, 23 May 2009 18:29Museum of Neo-Realism, in the city of Vila Franca de Xira, is designed to promote research and to bring the neo-realist themes in culture and art to the public’s attention. The museum opened in October 2007 and preserves decades of artifacts, from literature to music, film and theater, in the neo-realist theme. The museum was designed by architect Alcino Soutinho and features exhibit areas for short and long-term displays, plus an auditorium for film, public readings, meetings and conferences. Guided tours and educational workshops will be offered.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 20:54http://www.turismo-centro.pt/
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