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Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum
- Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum
- Alt Name:
- Museu do Teatro Romano
- Ancient Rome
- Southern Europe
- 0AD - 99AD
- Lisbon National Archaeology Museum,
about Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum
The Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum (Museu do Teatro Romano) encloses the ancient theatre of Lisbon as well as exhibits and finds from the excavations of city’s first century AD Roman Theatre.
Whilst not very large, the Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum is modern and bright. The main attractions are the remains of the theatre itself as well as the columns and sculptures uncovered at the archaeological site.
Lisbon’s Roman Theatre is thought to have been built during the time of Augustus and to have been rebuilt or renovated under Nero in around 57 AD, in accordance with an inscription found there in the eighteenth century. At its peak it was probably able to hold around 5,000 spectators.
Abandoned in the fourth century AD and covered by the rubble of the 1755 earthquake, it wasn’t until the 1960’s that proper excavations of the Roman Theatre of Lisbon began.
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Address: 3 Rua de São Mamede ao Caldas, 1100 Lisbon
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Nearest metro is Baixa/Chiado (green and blue lines) and tram 28 stops nearby. Pátio do Aljube is a tiny street off Rua de Augusto Rosa. Look out for signs for the museum.
Open 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. Closed Mondays. Entry is free.
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