Here are some great things to do as a family visiting Lisbon!
1. Marionette Museum (Museu das Marionetas, Rua da Espercanca, 146, Lapa). In a lovely 18th century former convent, this collection of over 1000 puppets includes knights, princesses, and devils – something for everyone! Some of them date from as far back as the 17th and 18th century, and while most are from Portugal there are also puppets from places like China, India, and even New Zealand. Naturally they hold frequent puppet shows here.
2. Childrens’ Museum (Musea das Criancas). Located inside the zoo, each room has a central activity so it’s perfect for young kids who get bored looking at exhibits. You’ll need to get the helpful gallery assistants to translate from the Portuguese instructions for some activities.
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