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The remains of Lisbon's Roman past



Roman Theater, Lisbon


On a street behind the cathedral, leading up to the Santa Luzia lookout, is a small museum presenting the history and some finds from Lisbon's Roman Theater, whose archaeological remains stand behind it.

The museum beautifully recreates the theater, which was built in the first century BC by Emperor Augustus and expanded in 57 AD with a capacity for 5000 people. It was abandoned in the Middle Ages and disappeared underground until Lisbon's post-earthquake reconstruction in the 18th century.

The museum features a smattering of columns and other finds, including a sculpture of Silenus and an inscription dedicating the theater to Nero.

A multilingual video and touch screens also tell the story of Roman Lisbon.

You may visit museums and monuments, as well as ride Lisbon's metro, buses, and trams for FREE with the Lisboa Card.


Roman Theater, Lisbon

Visitor's Guide

Where: Patio de Aljube, 5 - Alfama
How: Walk up from Baixa or tram 28.
When: 10AM-1PM, 2PM-6PM (Closed Mondays)



Attractions Nearby

Saint George's Castle - Overlooking the city from millennium-old walls.
The Cathedral - The city's oldest building.
Miradouro Portas do Sol - Standing over Alfama.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia - Views of the river and Alfama.
Santo Antonio Church - Saint Anthony's birthplace.
Decorative Arts Museum - A captivating decorative arts collection.





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