What's Free in Lisbon


You may travel around Lisbon and see the entire city without spending a dime -- you just need to know how to be at the right place at the right time. We tell you how, where and when:



On Saturdays

Berardo Collection Museum

Praça do Império (Belém)
Berardo Collection Museum Guide
Opens every day

Museu Berardo, Lisbon

This museum of modern and contemporary art, with works by Andy Warhol and Picasso, was free for ten years, but began charging admission in 2017 -- except on Saturdays. On any other day, you may get a 30% discount with the Lisboa Card (see link at the bottom of this page).


Medeiros e Almeida Museum

Rua Rosa Araújo, 41 (Avenida da Liberdade)
Medeiros e Almeida Museum Guide
Closes on Sundays

Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon

It remains a secret, despite being one of the city's most beautiful museums. And it hides several treasures, such as a portrait of Rembrandt and paintings by Rubens and Tiepolo -- which can be seen for free on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. At any other time, you may visit with a 40% discount if you have the Lisboa Card.


Geological Museum of Portugal

Rua da Academia das Ciências, 19 (Príncipe Real)
Geological Museum Guide
Closes on Sundays

Museu Geológico de Portugal, Lisbon

One of the most fascinating yet little-known museums in Lisbon has free admission on the first Saturday of the month.


On Sundays

The Greenhouse

Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira/Praça do Marquês de Pombal
Edward VII Park and Greenhouse Guide

Estufa Fria, Lisbon

The beautiful greenhouse hidden in Edward VII Park has free admission every Sunday morning, until 2pm. It's always free with the Lisboa Card.


MAAT

Avenida de Brasília (Belém)
MAAT Museum Guide
Closes on Tuesdays

MAAT, Lisbon

You may admire this landmark of modern architecture at any time, but to see the exhibitions inside for free, you need to go on the first Sunday of the month or get the Lisboa Card.


Jerónimos Monastery

Praça do Império (Belém)
Jerónimos Monastery Guide
Closes on Mondays

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon

It's one of Lisbon's marvels and it's free for Portugal residents on Sundays until 2pm. Tourists may always visit for free if they have the Lisboa Card.


Anastácio Gonçalves Museum

Avenida 5 de Outubro, 6-8 (Avenidas Novas)
Anastácio Gonçalves Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Casa Museu Anastácio Gonçalves, Lisbon

Portugal residents can see the collection and the home of one of the country's greatest art collectors for free on Sundays until 2pm. Tourists may see it for free at any time, if they acquire the Lisboa Card.


Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum

Praça das Amoreiras, 58 (Amoreiras)
Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays and Tuesdays

Museu Vieira da Silva, Lisbon

Admission to the works of one of the greatest Portuguese artists of all time (Maria Helena Vieira da Silva) and of her husband Arpad Szenes, is free on Sunday mornings until 2pm for Portugal residents. The Lisboa Card always offers a 50% discount.


Bordalo Pinheiro Museum

Campo Grande, 382 (Avenidas Novas)
Bordalo Pinheiro Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu Bordalo Pinheiro, Lisbon

The works of one of Portugal's most multifaceted artists may be seen for free on Sunday mornings until 2pm if you live in Lisbon. If you're a tourist, you always get a 20% discount with the Lisboa Card.


Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Avenida de Berna, 45A (Avenidas Novas)
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Guide
Closes on Tuesdays

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Calouste Gulbenkian's outstanding world-class collection can be seen for free on Sunday afternoons, after 2pm. At other times, the Lisboa Card offers a 20% discount.


Marionette Museum

Rua da Esperança, 146 (Madragoa)
Marionette Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon

The curious Marionette Museum, housed in a former convent, offers free admission to Lisbon residents on Sundays until 2pm. It also offers a 20% discount at any time to those with the Lisboa Card.


Folk Art Museum

Avenida Brasília (Belém)
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Closes on Mondays and Tuesdays

Museu de Arte Popular, Lisbon

This is another of the museums with free admission on Sundays until 2pm for those who live in Portugal.


Lisbon Museum

PALÁCIO PIMENTA - Campo Grande, 245 (Avenidas Novas)
ROMAN THEATER - Rua de São Mamede, 3 (Alfama)
CASA DOS BICOS - Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 10 (Alfama)
ST. ANTHONY MUSEUM - Largo de Santo Antonio da Sé, 22 (Alfama)
TORREÃO POENTE - Praça do Comércio (Baixa)
Lisbon Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu de Lisboa

The different branches of the Lisbon Museum are free on Sundays until 2pm.


Maritime Museum

Praça do Império (Belém)
Maritime Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu de Marinha, Lisbon

The museum that tells you about Portugal's history at sea is free on the first Sunday of the month. The Lisboa Card offers a 33% discount.


Aljube Museum

Rua de Augusto Rosa, 42 (Alfama)
Aljube Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu do Aljube, Lisbon

The museum devoted to the memory of the fight against dictatorship and the struggle for freedom and democracy is free on Sundays until 2pm for those who live in Lisbon.


Fado Museum

Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1 (Alfama)
Fado Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu do Fado, Lisbon

Lisbon residents may get to know more about fado music for free on Sundays until 2pm. Tourists also have a chance to see it at any time with a discount -- 20% if they have the Lisboa Card.


Júlio Pomar Museum

Rua do Vale, 7 (São Bento)
www.ateliermuseujuliopomar.pt
Closes on Mondays

Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisbon

The art of one of Portugal's greatest contemporary artists can be seen for free on Sundays until 2pm.


Military Museum

Largo do Museu da Artilharia (Alfama)
Military Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu Militar, Lisbon

The beautiful Military Museum is free on Sundays until 12:30pm.


National Archaeology Museum

Praça do Império (Belém)
National Archaeology Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu Nacional de Arqueologia, Lisbon

The National Archaeology Museum offers free admission to Portugal residents on Sundays until 2pm. It's always free for those with the Lisboa Card.


Ancient Art Museum

Rua das Janelas Verdes (Santos)
Ancient Art Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon

If you live in Portugal, you may visit the Ancient Art Museum for free on Sundays until 2pm. If you're a tourist, you may always visit for free if you have the Lisboa Card.


National Contemporary Art Museum of Chiado

Rua Serpa Pinto, 4-6 (Chiado)
National Contemporary Art Museum of Chiado Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu do Chiado, Lisbon

The National Contemporary Art Museum of Chiado, also simply known as the Chiado Museum, is one of the national museums that are free for Portugal residents on Sundays until 2pm. For tourists, there's the Lisboa Card, which allows free visits at any time.


National Tile Museum

Rua da Madre de Deus, 4 (Xabregas)
National Tile Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu do Azulejo, Lisbon

The magnificent Tile Museum also offers free admission to Portugal residents on Sundays until 2pm. It's also free at any time for those with the Lisboa Card.


Coaches Museum

Praça Afonso de Albuquerque/Avenida da Índia, 136 (Belém)
Coaches Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu dos Coches, Lisbon

One of the country's most visited museums, with a one-of-a-kind collection, can be seen for free by those who live in Portugal, on Sundays until 2pm. It's always free for everyone with the Lisboa Card.


Discoveries Monument

Avenida Brasília (Belém)
Discoveries Monument Guide
Opens every day

Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon

The Discoveries Monument is free for Portugal residents on Sundays until 2pm. Tourists always get 20% off the regular ticket price with the Lisboa Card.


Ajuda Palace

Largo da Ajuda (Ajuda)
Ajuda Palace Guide
Closes on Wednesdays

Palácio da Ajuda, Lisbon

Lisbon's royal palace may be visited for free by those who live in Portugal, on Sundays until 2pm. Tourists always visit for free with the Lisboa Card.


National Pantheon

Campo de Santa Clara (Alfama)
National Pantheon Guide
Closes on Mondays

Panteão Nacional, Lisbon

The National Pantheon is free on Sundays until 2pm for Portugal residents and always free for tourists if they have the Lisboa Card.


Belém Tower

Avenida da Índia (Belém)
Belém Tower Guide
Closes on Mondays

Torre de Belém, Lisbon

This World Heritage monument may be visited for free by those who live in Portugal on Sundays until 2pm. It's always free for everyone with the Lisboa Card.


On Fridays

Orient Museum

Avenida Brasília/Avenida 24 de Julho/Doca de Alcântara (Alcântara)
Orient Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays

Museu do Oriente, Lisbon

The museum that presents the arts and the cultures that arose from the historical encounters between the West and the East stays open until late on Fridays, with free admission between 6pm and 10pm. At other times, there's a 20% discount with the Lisboa Card.


Always Free

Basílica da Estrela

Praça da Estrela (Estrela)
Basílica da Estrela Guide
Opens every day

Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon

It's one of Lisbon's most beautiful monuments, and just like all other churches in the city, it doesn't charge admission (except for the visit to the dome).


St. George's Castle

Rua de Santa Cruz (Alfama)
St. George's Castle Guide
Opens every day

Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon

St. George's Castle is free for Lisbon residents.


Money Museum

Largo de S. Julião (Baixa)
Money Museum Guide
Closes on Mondays and Tuesdays

Museu do Dinheiro, Lisbon

The Money Museum charges you nothing to see its fascinating collection housed in a former church.


Free with the Lisboa Card

Most monuments and museums (and public transportation) are free with the Lisboa Card