Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom

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Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom
Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom
Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom
Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom
Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom
Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom
Aljube Museum - Resistance and Freedom


Opened to the public on April 25, 2015, the museum is housed in the former political prison that the military dictatorship destined to accommodate all the opponents who fought the dictatorial regime since 1926. It intended both to establish itself as a construction space of democratic citizenship and civic education.

The work of recovery and adaptation of the building was designed by the architects Manuel Graça Dias and Egas José Vieira.

The museum is arranged over five floors:

-1 floor - Exhibition of archaeological objects;

Ground floor - Space for temporary exhibitions;

First and second floors  - Permanent exhibitions dedicated to the memory of the fight against dictatorship and the struggle for freedom and democracy, which includes a reconstruction of the isolation cells that were known as "curros” (stalls); 

Third floor - Permanent exhibition dedicated to the fight for independence of the colonies and to the colonial war;  

Fourth floor – Auditorium and cafeteria with panoramic views.

The museum has also a Documentation Center and an Educational Service that organizes educational tours.


Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday - 10am - 6pm
  • Closed: Monday and holidays  - 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
  • Free on Sunday mornings, until 2:00 p.m. and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Transport

Bus: 737
Tram: 12, 28
Metro: Terreiro do Paço
Comboio: Santa Apolónia - Linha Azambuja e Norte

Contact

  +351 215 818 535
http://www.museudoaljube.pt

Location

Rua de Augusto Rosa, 42
Lisboa

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Date of update:
2019