Museu de Lisboa – Núcleo Arqueológico da Casa dos Bicos

The Museum of Lisbon is a multi-branched museum comprised of five distinct spaces: Palácio Pimenta, Roman Theatre, Saint Anthony Museum, Casa dos Bicos and the West Tower. The first four spaces present long duration exhibitions that complement one another despite having their own distinct themes.

Built between 1521 and 1523, it belonged to the family of Afonso de Albuquerque and was considerably damaged by the earthquake and by the passage of time. Its rehabilitation in 1981 helped restore the building to its original dimensions and revive the splendour of one of Lisbon’s most original façades. The upper floors of the building have housed the Fundação José Saramago since 2008, while the lower floor contains the Archaeological Centre, which is comprised of a long duration exhibition space and an archaeological site.


Accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Archaeological Site
Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 10
1100-135 Lisboa

11 AM to 5 PM (Tuesday to Friday)
10 AM to 6 PM (Saturday)

Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing.

728, 735, 759, 794
Terreiro do Paço
12, 28
Praça do Município