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Museu Do Aljube

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museu do aljube, lisboa
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This little museum near the Sé Cathedral opened in 2015 in a building with some dark memories. The Aljube was an ecclesiastical prison, then a jail for women and, from 1928, a place where political prisoners were held by the dictatorship of António Oliveira Salazar. The secret police were key to the regime’s functioning, and the museum’s collections include documents that reveal their role and that of censorship. You can also 'attend' a 3D underground meeting with pamphlets tapped out on a typewriter shielded with wood, to deaden the sound of the keys.


Venue name: Museu Do Aljube
Address: Rua Augusto Rosa, 42
Opening hours: 10am- 6pm Tue-Sun
Price: Admission free
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