Free museums and monuments to visit with your family
On Sunday morning, Saturday afternoon, or any day of the week, the door is open to the public. There are several cultural places whose entrance is free on certain days of the week. Don't bother looking for free museums and monuments in Lisbon to visit with your family, because we have the entire list, and we even present a few hidden treasures to the general public. There is plenty to visit without spending a penny. Take an adventure.
This cultural space provides a journey through the history of money since its appearance until our days. Kids and adults have the opportunity to understand how the first coin and banknote were born, how money was exchanged and how the Portuguese and world societies accepted this innovation. The Money Museum is located in the old Church of S. Julião and is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You don't need to spend a penny to enter the museum.
The Discoveries Monument is a monument that honors the navigators and other important figures (such as kings, mathematicians, and cartographers) who contributed in some way to the Age of Discovery. For residents in Portuguese territory, the entrance is free on Sundays and holidays until 2 p.m.
It is located in the Alcântara dock, in a building from the 1940s with a privileged view over the Tagus River. The Orient Museum witnesses the relations between Portugal and Asia and is organized around two major permanent exhibitions. The entrance is free every Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
It is one of the "7 Wonders of Portugal" and is also classified by UNESCO as a "Cultural Heritage of Humanity". Jerónimos Monastery is one of the places in Lisbon that every inhabitant and tourist should visit. There are so many secrets and curiosities in this important Portuguese monument that paying a visit is inevitable.
The entrance is free on Sundays and holidays until 2 p.m. for all citizens residing in Portugal.
The Filigree Museum, located in Largo de São Carlos, in Lisbon, is the first museum in the country exclusively dedicated to Filigree. This museum is the first dedicated to the manufacture of Filigree in Portugal and follows the chronology of this art's evolution, recreates the traditional environment of family workshops, and integrates the different phases of the manufacturing process. The entrance is completely free and includes a guided tour and demonstration by a craftsman.
It is a museum that preserves the history of Lisbon's water supply. The Water Museum is located in the facilities of the Barbadinhos Steam Pumping Station, the first steam-powered pumping station in the city. Take advantage of the first Sunday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., because the entrance is free for the whole family.
About Miguel Gabriel
He is 20 years old, studies Geography and Regional Planning at NOVA FCSH, and it is in Lisbon that he wanders most of the 365 days of the year. He was born in Alcobaça, the city he also falls in love with every day. This love led him to create a magazine about tourism and culture in the municipality, a real logbook of the region. He is a boy scout and a true lover of the coast and interior of Portugal.