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Guided tour

  • 05 FEV 2022 10:30AM
  • 17 MAR 2022 18:00PM

05 — 17 Feb 202210h30 – 19h

3 € (grants access to the whole venue)

+ 12 years old

Guided visit by Paulo Almeida Fernandes, art historian (Museum of Lisbon).

D. Manuel I is responsible for some of the landmarks that are still part of Lisbon's brand image. Lisbon’s enhanced value was driven by the king, aware of Portugal’s need, as a global power, to possess a grand city to act as a focal point for a vast political and economic domain, both nationwide and worldwide. 

The central place of Lisbon in world geography, a role which expanded with each new sea voyage, was partly behind the King’s efforts to centralise the administration of his kingdom and empire in the city, a process which included the institution of a monopoly over the African slave trade (1512). 

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© Museu de Lisboa

Lisbon in the time of king Manuel I