A lovely collection of puppets from around the world
The former 18th century Bernardas Convent houses a lovely collection of over
1,000 puppets, including some dating from the 17th and 18th centuries --
knights, princesses, devils, among other characters.
Most are from Portugal, while others came from places as diverse as Italy, New Zealand, Indonesia, India, and China. The museum explains the history of the art form and there are frequent puppet shows, making this an ideal attraction for families.
Get reduced admission to the museum and ride Lisbon's metro, buses, and trams for FREE with the Lisboa Card.
How to Visit
Where: Rua da Esperança, 146, Santos
How: Tram 25
When: 10AM-1PM, 2PM-6PM (Closed Mondays)
Ancient Art Museum - Fascinating Oriental and European art.