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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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Hiden gem

This is a hidden Gem next to the ruins of the Carmo Church, and well worth taking the time time to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew R
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Really worth seeking out

“It’s free, so why not have a look round”, we said, “and we don’t have to stay long”. Actually we... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
BeejayBerkshire
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Berkshire
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Largo do Carmo 27, Lisbon 1200-090, Portugal
Chiado & Carmo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 January 23, 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 December 29, 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

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Reviewed October 7, 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

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Reviewed September 21, 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 July 2, 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 June 23, 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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Reviewed May 23, 2017

We were wondering what this building was when we passed by and saw the solders standing on guard. It was a museum that offered free entrance and was about the revolution of the 70's, the 'Red Coronation'. There was a nice display of uniforms from...More

Thank Sharon_zz
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

An incredible museum that shows the history of independence for Lisbon. Well worth a visit and in an historic area of great things to see.

Thank Veronica T
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

The National Republican Guard (GNR) is effectively Portugal's rural police, with some additional specialist functions. This museum at the GNR headquarters gives an insight into the work and history of the GNR as well as the events of modern Portuguese history, such as the "Carnation...More

1  Thank Matthew303
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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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