The Arch in Rua Augusta + Lisboa Story Centre
The Arch in Rua Augusta:
is the new visitable monument that offers access to a vantage point with a 360º view of the city. The emblematic square of Terreiro do Paço, the Pombaline downtown area, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. Jorge and the River Tejo are some of the iconic landmarks that you can see from the top of the building.
On the upper part of the arch, you can see the sculptures by Célestin Anatole Calmels – Glory crowning Genius and Valour. Lower down are sculptures by Vítor Bastos, representing the historical figures of Viriatus, Vasco da Gama, the Marquis of Pombal and Nuno Álvares Pereira.
Inside, in the Clock Room, you can find out about the history of this triumphal arch, from the time when construction first started, after the 1755 earthquake, to its completion in 1875.
The Lisbon Story Centre:
merges knowledge and technology in a focus on the city of Lisbon. For 60 minutes, we will take you on a trip through time, covering 20 centuries of the capital’s history, from its foundation to the modern day.
We start with the hero Ulysses, before moving on to the first peoples of the Iberian Peninsula, D. Afonso Henriques’ retaking of the country form the Moors, the city as a port of departure and arrival for world discovery, the earthquake and tsunami of 1755 and many other events and figures that have made their mark on the country’s past.
Individual ticket to visit the Arch + The Lisbon Story Centre
(purchased at the Arch or the Lisbon Story Centre):
Adult - 8 €
Senior Citizen (≥65 years old) / Student≥ 15 years old - 6.50 €
Child (6 ≥ 15 years old) – 4.50 €
Child (≤ 5 years old) - free
Families (2 adults + 2 children up to 15 years old) - 24 €
Rua Augusta, Nº 2
Tel: +(351) 21 099 8599