Digging up the past
Located in the west wing of Jeronimos Monastry, the Archaeology Museum houses
Portugal's main archeological exhibits from sites all over the country.
It includes Iron Age and Visigothic jewelry, Roman ornaments and mosaics, early 8th century Moorish artifacts, and a Greco-Roman and Egyptian section strong on funerary art.
In the treasury is a rich collection of archaic goldwork from excavation sites throughout Portugal featuring some magnificently worked bracelets, Celtic earrings, and rings.
There are also regular temporary exhibitions with important artifacts from Portugal and around the world.
Get FREE admission to the museum and ride Lisbon's metro and buses for free with the Lisboa Card.
How to Visit
Monastery - A World Heritage monument; Vasco da Gama's resting place.
Belem Tower - The city's icon; a symbol of the Age of Discovery.
Discoveries Monument - The world's explorers in stone.
Berardo Museum - World-class collection of modern art.
Coaches Museum - The world's largest collection of magnificent royal coaches.
Maritime Museum - The story of Portugal's pioneering role in world exploration at sea.
Belem Cultural Center - Modern cultural center with regular exhibitions and events.
Tropical Garden - Beautiful garden with rare plants from around the world.
Belem Palace - The home of Portugal's President.
Memoria Church - Elegant neoclassical church.
Ajuda Palace - An extravagant royal palace.
Ajuda Botanical Garden - Beautiful gardens overlooking the river.
25 de Abril Bridge - Golden Gate's twin sister.
Docas - Attractive dock area with cosmopolitan bars and restaurants.