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Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre: Tracing the Rumbles of History

Nestled in the heart of this historic city, Quake offers an immersive experience that transports visitors to one of the most significant natural disasters in European history—the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. Read on to learn all about it.

Why Visit Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre?

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  • Unique Historical Insight: Step back in time to the momentous events of the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake. Gain a unique and immersive understanding of how this shaped the course of European history.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage with hands-on exhibits and state-of-the-art simulations that bring the science of earthquakes to life. 
  • Experience an Earthquake Simulator: Experience the power of seismic forces firsthand in a safe and controlled environment through video mapping and special effects. 
  • Global Impact: Explore the far-reaching influence of the Lisbon earthquake on culture, philosophy, and urban planning.
  • Thought-Provoking Experience: Whether you're a history enthusiast, a science lover, or simply curious about the world's natural forces, this experience promises to deepen your appreciation for the Earth's complex dynamics and the strength of human resilience.

What's Inside Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre

Lisbon Earthquake Museum

Interactive Simulations

 Step into a seismic simulator that replicates the sensation of an earthquake. Feel the ground tremble and buildings sway as you gain a visceral experience of the forces at play during an earthquake. These simulations provide a tangible connection to the natural phenomenon.

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Earthquake Science Center

Engage with interactive displays that explain the geological processes behind earthquakes. Learn about tectonic plate movements, fault lines, and the factors contributing to seismic activity. Gain a deeper understanding of how earthquakes shape our planet.

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Audiovisual Presentations

Watch informative documentaries and presentations that delve into the historical context, scientific explanations, and human experiences related to earthquakes. These presentations provide a well-rounded perspective on the topic.

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Historical reenactment exhibit

 Walk through the streets of Lisbon, during the earthquake, immersing yourself in its historical setting and Experience an interactive and immersive journey that combines theater, education, and storytelling to foster a deeper appreciation for the era's impact on various aspects of society.

Plan Your Visit to the Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre

Getting There
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The Quake Museum is open everyday of the week.

Opening Time: 10:00 AM

Closing Time: 6:00 PM

Last Admission: 6:00 PM 

6:00 PM is also the last session entry time.

Lisbon Earthquake Museum

Address: Rua Cais da Alfândega Velha, 39 | 1300-598 Lisbon, Portugal.

Find On Map 

Getting There

  • By Bus: The closest bus stop is Estação Fluvial Belém. Board buses 201, 714, 727, 728, 729, 751 to get you there.
  • By Tram: The closest tram station is Belém. Board tram numbers 15E or 18E.
  • By Train: The closest train station is Belém. Board commuter trains Cascais to get you there.
  • By Car: 13 kilometers from Humberto Delgado Airport
  • Car Parking: There are several car parking facilities near the Quake museum, including both free and paid parking options. 
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  • Gift Shop
  • 80 Complimentary Lockers available on a first come first serve basis. 
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Diaper- Changing facilities available 
  • First aid available
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  • Interactive Participation: Engage with interactive displays and simulations to truly immerse yourself in the subject matter.
  • Respect Exhibits: Follow any guidelines or instructions regarding touching or interacting with exhibits to help preserve them for future visitors.
  • Ask Questions: Don't hesitate to ask museum staff if you have questions or need clarification. They're there to enhance your experience.
  • Read Descriptions: Take the time to read exhibit descriptions and panels for a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
  • Visit the Gift Shop: Check out the museum's gift shop for unique souvenirs related to earthquakes and the museum's theme.
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Though the Quake Museum has an in-house cafeteria you can also choose to dine at the following places nearby.

  • Cafetaria do Museu Nacional dos Coches: This cafe offers a delightful dining experience within the nearby Coach museum's premises, combining cuisine with the charm of historic carriages.
  • Taberna dos Ferreiros: It is a culinary gem offering traditional Portuguese flavors in a cozy and welcoming setting.
  • Restaurante Comptoir Parisien: Restaurante Comptoir Parisien brings the essence of Paris to Lisbon, offering a taste of French cuisine with a charming ambiance.
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  • Hotel Jerónimos 8: Located close to the Jerónimos Monastery, offering a convenient location for exploring Belém.
  • Hotel Palácio do Governador: A luxurious option with a historic ambiance, situated near the Tagus River.
  • Altis Belém Hotel & Spa: A contemporary hotel with a spa and waterfront views.
  • Hotel Botânico: A hotel that offers a mix of modern comfort and botanical-themed design.
  • Hotel Praia Mar: If you're interested in a hotel with proximity to the waterfront, this could be a good option.
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Belém Tower (Torre de Belém): A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this iconic fortress was built in the 16th century to defend the city's harbor.

Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos): Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this monastery is a masterpiece of Manueline architecture.

Lisbon Oceanarium: Also known as Oceanário de Lisboa, is one of the most impressive and renowned marine science and conservation facilities in Europe.

Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches): Located near the monastery, this museum houses an impressive collection of royal carriages from different centuries.

Frequently Asked Questions About Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre Tickets

How to book tickets to the Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre?

You can book tickets for the quake earthquake museum online.

Why should I book Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre tickets online?

Booking Quake tickets online ensures convenience, preferred time slots, and allows for a seamless entry.

What is the Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre?

The Lisbon Earthquake Museum is a museum dedicated to the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, which was one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. The museum provides insights into the earthquake's impact on Lisbon and its historical significance.

Where is the Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre located?

The museum is located in Lisbon, Portugal, near the historic area affected by the 1755 earthquake.

What can I learn at Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre?

Visitors can learn about the history of the 1755 earthquake, its causes, the destruction it caused, and its effects on society, architecture, and urban planning.

Is the Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre suitable for all ages?

It is mainly suited towards adults and children above 6 years old. Since children under 6 cannot enter the earthquake simulator

What are Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre’s opening hours?

Quake is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM everyday of the week.

How long does it take to complete a Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre tour?

Due to pre-defined time limits for each room, the immersive Quake experience typically lasts around 1 hour and 40 minutes per visit.

Is the Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Centre accessible for people with disabilities?

While designed for accessibility, visitors with reduced mobility should inform the team before booking to ensure a safe and tailored experience.