- Visit to your 2 prefered museums
- Monastery of Saint Jerome
- Tower of Belem
- Monument to the discoveries
Lisbon is not less interesting than any other European capital as far as its museums are concerned. If you love museums, you won’t be disappointed!
This tour will start by the best of Lisbon districts: the downtown Baixa Pombalina showing us the 18th century Lisbon, rebuilt after the tragic earthquake of 1755; and Belém district highlighting Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower, both jewels of the manueline decoration and World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.
Don’t forget that our tours are totally customizable. So, we’ll visit two museums that interest you the most, from this selection of the best museums in the city or you’ll tell us any other special interests you may have.
– Museu de Arte Antiga (Fine Art Museum): located in a former convent of Barefoot Carmelites. Its collection is composed by 14th till 19th century Portuguese sculpture and by masterpieces of our best 15th century painters. Besides them, Dürer or Hieronymus Bosch works can also be seen. We’ll also be able to visit ceramic, goldsmithery and furniture collections, specially the blend of Portuguese and Asian cultures since the 16th century.
– Calouste Gulbenkian Museum: presents the collection of the Armenian Calouste Gulbenkian who searched for a refuge in the peaceful Lisbon when 2nd World War started. Known as “Mr. 5 % “ due to his profits related to oil companies managing, this gentleman owned a beautifully impressive collection of different arts such as: Greek, Egyptian, Oriental, Chinese and Japanese. Also very relevant is the section on European Art with paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, William Turner, Francesco Guardi… and many others.
– Tile’s Museum: it is located in the former Convent of Madredeus created in 1509 by Queen Leonor. We’ll be surrounded by its 500 years of history as we’ll go through the evolution of tiles’ production techniques and its patterns as centuries went by.
– Coaches Museum: created in 1905 by Queen Amélia, it is located in the old Royal Horse Riding School. We’ll be amazed by the best ceremony coaches museum in the world for quantity, quality and state of preservation of its vehicles, where we can’t miss a visit to the 17th century oldest coach in the world.
Pick up and drop off in the hotel or wherever is convenient for you, an 8 hour private tour done by an official guide, standard car with A/C, visit of two museums (entrance fee not included): Fine Art Museum, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Tile’s Museum or Coaches Museum, travel insurance