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Museum of National Republican Guard

Largo do Carmo 27, Lisbon 1200-090, Portugal
+351 21 321 7222
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Small Museum

Small museum with different status related to police and Army. The nice is the replica of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Noghnosh100
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Lebanon
A Great Find

A hidden delight. We went into Largo do Carmo as we were walking about and noticed the GNR... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
BenYorkie
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Malaysia
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Largo do Carmo 27, Lisbon 1200-090, Portugal
Chiado & Carmo
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Reviewed yesterday

Small museum with different status related to police and Army. The nice is the replica of Prison,Army defense line,...

Thank Noghnosh100
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

A hidden delight. We went into Largo do Carmo as we were walking about and noticed the GNR headquarters building. Which has a free museum outlining the GNR history and major achievements. The museum is of some interest but go upstairs and find the corridors...More

Thank BenYorkie
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We ended up in the Largo do Carmo by accident and decided to go in whilst waiting for the on-the-hour changing of the guard outside the HQ of the Republican Guard. A quirky assortment of displays where the time-line jumped around a bit. Here's the...More

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is a hidden Gem next to the ruins of the Carmo Church, and well worth taking the time time to visit, if you are visiting the area.

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

“It’s free, so why not have a look round”, we said, “and we don’t have to stay long”. Actually we stayed much longer than we expected to. As well as the uniforms and pictures that you’d expect, there is the story of the role played...More

1  Thank BeejayBerkshire
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

got into this by accident. after tour of the elevator, we wandered out by the church and suddenly say this place with the ceremonial guard at the entrance. found out that it was free to enter, so we went in with low expectations. we were...More

Thank BusyTrip2014
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The former Carmo convent houses the HQ of the National Republican Guard as well as this small but perfectly formed museum. It has the full history of the Guard and its various amalgamations and the exhibits are well picked. Especially interesting for European historians is...More

Thank bfltd0
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Located in barrio Alto this free museum is worth a visit. I was especially intested in the Guard's involvement in the 1974 revolution and there is an excellent display. Probably wouldn't visit if it cost and then would have missed a great display. There is...More

1  Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

First of all the entry is free, the museum shows the history of the guard. Went in after seeing the guard on sentry duty in a fine dress uniform. Museum set in a small square next to Carmo convent.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The National Republican Guard was an important part of the Carnation Revolution, and this small museum gives a good overview of its broad history. The museum is worth a visit if you're interested in modern history. It is also free to enter.

Thank Amy C
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stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its
streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and
viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the
famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa,
having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
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