The Titanic Resurfaces in Lisbon

The Titanic in LisbonStarting today, the special exhibition space of Lisbon’s Rossio Station will display more than 230 personal objects taken from the the bottom of the ocean. They were found inside the world’s most famous sunken ship in the middle of the Atlantic, and consist of jewels, coins, perfume flasks, dishes, and even the bell used to signal that an iceberg was right ahead and ended up causing the 1912 tragedy. You’ll also be able to see reconstructions of the first and third class cabins, as well as know about the story of the three Portuguese who were on the ship immigrating to the United States but who ended up being one of the 1523 victims in the disaster.

Everything on display was recuperated during underwater expeditions in 1985 which inspired the top-grossing film of all time, and on this exhibition you can see Molly Brown’s room, the real-life character played by Kathy Bates in the movie who was traveling in first class and was one of the lucky ones to survive.

Tickets cost 12.50 euros on weekdays and 14.50 on weekends, which is not exactly cheap, but it took one million euros and two years to put together this exhibition in Lisbon and it’s quite worth it for those fascinated by one of the 20th century’s most famous stories.