MUSEUM QUEST | Museum of the Presidency

This week's theme was the Museum of the Presidency of the Republic in Belem. Just like my article, the museum had two parts. A small exhibition, short of information and an incredible palace! History and amusing anecdotes got mixed with lots of beauty! I heard stories about the French invasion of Portugal and the assassination of … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | Museum of the Presidency

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MUSEUM QUEST | The Coach Museum – Part 2

After talking about the highlights of the collection and the controverse building of the National Coach Museum in Part 1 - A Clash of Styles it is time to explore Portuguese history. Assassinations and revolutions, earthquakes and royal weddings. This museum doesn't just have incredible carriages to show, but some amazing stories to tell. Oh, and did I … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | The Coach Museum – Part 2

MUSEUM QUEST | The Coach Museum – Part 1

What do Queen Elizabeth II, controversial architecture and Portuguese history have in common? Right! The National Coach Museum in Belem. Housed in a contemporary concrete building I found the most incredible coaches. No wonder this contrast fueled heated discussions around Lisbon! That aside, however, the museum was a place of awe while so closely linked … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | The Coach Museum – Part 1

MUSEUM QUEST | Museum of Theatre – Randomly mediocre

Far away from the tourist tracks, set in a beautiful park, quiet and lovely, I found the National Museum of Theatre and Dance. Some funny sculptures welcomed be outside. I couldn't place the anywhere but that didn't matter. My mood mood was great and I was eager to go inside and discover the museum. But … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | Museum of Theatre – Randomly mediocre

MUSEUM QUEST |Sao Vicent de Fora – A new perspective

The Monastery Sao Vicente de Fora in Graca was yet another place that exceeded my expectations by far! Instead of an overload of religious information I got to see Lisbon from a different view. The actually stunning part of this place was the building itself. It's architecture and the view from the roof, of course! … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST |Sao Vicent de Fora – A new perspective

MUSEUM QUEST |Bordalo Pinheiro – Art, joy, culture and history

For everyone who loves art or wants to know more about Portuguese culture the Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is a must! I had a great time there with Diogo, just enjoying the playful style of Bordalo's ceramics and cartoons. Little did I know, that I would learn not only about Portuguese history but also so much … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST |Bordalo Pinheiro – Art, joy, culture and history