Museum do Aljube

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Museu do Aljube
Neither the hauntingness nor the importance of this brutally honest and poignant museum can be understated. Housed in the former prison of the Portuguese dictatorship (which ruled with a heavy hand from 1933 to 1974), it chronicles decades of oppression, disappearances, coercion, informants, censorship, torture and other political and criminal misdoings of António Salazar's authoritarian rule over three harrowing floors. Exhibitions are arranged by topics which eventually lead to the regime's undoing during the 1970s Carnation Revolution. Believe us, by the time you reach that point, you are as ready for the agonizing journey to be over as the Portuguese surely were. Well, not really, but it's a tough and hugely necessary hour or two of your life, nonetheless.
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R. Augusto Rosa 42, 1100-091 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 21 817 2400
Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm