National Museum of Archeology of Lisbon

Portugal is a country where there is a lot to discover, and we have to take advantage of how close we are to take a little jump from time to time and be able to visit various places. One of the most beautiful cities is Lisbon , the capital and in which you can find many places of both cultural and natural interest. Say that it is a city with great historical and cultural content.

One of the most interesting places in Lisbon is the National Museum of Archeology , which is also one of the most important museums in Portugal and which houses the most important archaeological collection in the entire country. José Leite de Vasconcelos founded it in 1893 and houses objects ranging from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. It is in Praça do Imperio, at number 1400.

It is in the west wing of the Jerónimos Monastery , in the famous Belem neighborhood, and it is open from 10 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon every day and with the sole exception of Monday and Tuesday mornings when it is closed. Among the many things you can see there are a few displays showing the work of the excavation sites and showing rings, earrings or bracelets, as well as all kinds of Visigoth jewelry from the Iron Age.

In the permanent exhibition it has a wide collection of Portuguese treasures and various Egyptian antiquities, while in the temporary exhibitions there is a great variety of themes that are different on each occasion. One of the most visited rooms is the one dedicated to Egypt and Islam, in which you can find mummies of both people and animals and an extensive collection of ancient photos that are spectacular.