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Roman Theatre

Contact details

Rua de São Mamede, 3 A
1100-532 Lisbon

T: +351 215 818 530

Opening hours

10am to 6pm
(last entry at 5:30 pm)


On the bank holidays:

  • 1 JAN
  • 1 MAY
  • 25 DEC

How to get here

Metro Station

  • Terreiro do Paço
  • Baixa-Chiado


  • 714
  • 732
  • 736
  • 737
  • 760


  • 12E
  • 28E

Where to park

Nearby car parks – Chão do Loureiro, Portas do Sol and Campo das Cebolas

This site museum, which forms part of the Museum of Lisbon, is located in the historic quarter of the city. It reveals one of the most important monuments of the roman Felicitas Iulia Olisipo: the city's theatre, with visible structures  dated from the 1st century AD.

In addition to the archaeological excavations, where visitors can see the broad foundation of the proscaenium (the supporting wall of the scenic façade) and the orchestra (the area reserved for the city´s elite), the Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theatre has a long-term exhibition area installed in two buildings from different periods. The south building dates from the 17th century, with a floor added during the industrial age to accommodate a suitcase factory. The north building was constructed in the late 19th century. Both were restored and adapted for use as part of the museum, opening in 2001.

The museum was closed between 2013 and 2015 to allow the public display of the new archaeological remains uncovered in the meantime. It reopened in 2015, now as the Museum of Lisbon – Roman Theatre, with improved accessibility and a revamped long-term exhibition. 

The design by architects Daniela Hermano and João Carrasco won an honourable mention from the jury for the Valmor Municipal Prize for Architecture in 2014. 

Find out more in this video



© Museu de Lisboa


© Museu de Lisboa


© Museu de Lisboa


© Museu de Lisboa


© Museu de Lisboa