Lisbon in the time of king Manuel I
The city that longed for the world
05 Nov 2021 — 27 Mar 202210h – 18h
3 € (grants access to the whole venue)
Tickets available at Blueticket.pt
Opening: 4 NOV | 6pm
Free admission, subject to room capacity
On the 500th anniversary of the death of King Manuel I, the Museum of Lisbon, in partnership with the Olisipo Studies Office, examines the impact of this monarch on "his" city of Lisbon.
During the reign of King Manuel I, the kingdom of Portugal became a global power. Aware of the need to provide the empire with a strong, organised and grandiose centre of decision making, the monarch radically changed the capital, endowing it with new facilities that would allow Lisbon to effectively manage the empire and function as a hub from which Brazil, China and the Moluccas could be reached.
By around 1500, King Manuel I had decided to build a new palace in Ribeira as his main residence, ceasing to live in the old Paço da Alcáçova in the castle of São Jorge. Moving the royal residence and the administrative apparatus of the state to the riverside was just one of many aspects of King Manuel I's intervention in Lisbon. By 1521, the year of his death, the city had undergone significant changes, with its new urban physiognomy largely maintained until the earthquake of 1755.
Curated by José Manuel Garcia (Olisipo Studies Office), the exhibition will be complemented by a programme of guided tours (with the curator and museum staff), a cycle of conversations with experts in various fields and family activities.
"Lisbona," watercolour engraving, printed on paper published in Georg Braun's "Civitatis Orbis Terrarum" (1572)
13 Dec 202117h – 19h
Conference and guided tour with the curator José Manuel Garcia
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- 21 NOV 2021 3:30PM
21 Nov 2021 — 15 Jan 202215h30 – 17h
20 Jan 202218h – 19h
Talk with André Teixeira and Rodrigo Banha da Silva
- 05 FEV 2022 10:30AM
- 17 MAR 2022 18:00PM
05 — 17 Feb 202210h30 – 19h
- 29 JAN 2022 10:30AM
- 13 MAR 2022 10:30AM
- 28 NOV 2021 3:30PM
28 Nov 2021 — 13 Mar 202215h30 – 10h30
- 05 MAR 2022 4:00PM
- 26 MAR 2022 10:30AM
- 05 NOV 2021 11:00AM (SOLD OUT)
06 Nov 2021 — 26 Mar 202210h30 – 12h