MUSEUM QUEST | João de Deus – The educating Poet

Although he isn't known by many Portuguese, João de Deus had a huge influence on local culture. Not only did he innovate the teaching system back in the 19th century, but his poems became an influence to other Portuguese writers. Read the entire story about the João de Deus Museum on my blog and join … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | João de Deus – The educating Poet

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MUSEUM QUEST |Santo Antonio – The Saint of Lisbon

Have you heard the name Santo Antonio before? If you lived in Lisbon for a while, there is no way you haven't! At least someone must have told you about the huge celebrations in June, that are held in his honor. So who was he and why do people celebrate him still today? From a … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST |Santo Antonio – The Saint of Lisbon

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

MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 2

The journey continues! Part 1 last week was about all the remarkable and beautiful discoveries below the surface of earth and the bottom of the sea. Above ground the National Museum of Natural History and Science, short MUHNAC, dealt with endangered animals in Europe and encouraged a discussion about how we can all live next … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 2

MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 1

The National Museum of Natural History and Science, short MUHNAC, was basically a journey through the elements, time and space. From the bottom of the ocean to planets far, far away. From the beginning of the universe into the future. And it didn't get boring! However, I had so much to write afterwards that I … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | A Trip from Earth’s Core to the Stars – Part 1

MUSEUM QUEST | Revelations at the Museum of Masonry

It has been a tough article to write, because this time I didn't just have to write about my experiences but I actually had to do some research. The reason was the topic: Masonry. Everyone of us has heard some strange story about Masons. So did I, without ever looking into the matter any further. … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | Revelations at the Museum of Masonry

MUSEUM QUEST | Unexpected fascination

I went to to the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation with a mission: get another less popular, less interesting museum off the list! Well, I did! But I also learned that less popular doesn't mean less interesting. In fact, laying eyes on the first paintings I forgot about my little mission. Instead I got sucked into the … Continue reading MUSEUM QUEST | Unexpected fascination