Planetarium (Planetário) Calouste Gulbenkian
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Planetarium (Planetário) Calouste Gulbenkian

Designed by architect Frederico George, the Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian first opened its doors on July 20th 1965. The sixties' style exterior and decor can look a little dated even after a recent refurbishment. That said, if the scheduled shows fit into your plans and you're interested in astronomy, then the Planetarium is well worth an hour of your time. Check their website for dates and schedules. A few shows require pre-booking, and not all are in English.


Planetarium (Planetário) Calouste Gulbenkian)
The large exhibition room revolves around the huge 23-metre domed ceiling with 32 state-of-the-art projectors. Viewed the auditoriums reclining chairs makes the viewing experience extremely comfortable. Typical themes feature the Solar System, Space Travel, Planets, Galaxies and Milky Way, star clusters and nebulae. The visual presentations are accompanied by sound effects, music and a live multi-lingual commentary. There are matinee shows specially designed for the youngest budding space cadets, which can get a little noisy towards the end of the presentation as attention spans start to wane.

Also found within the building is a gallery with permanent and temporary exhibits, a reference library and the Commander Conceição Silva Observatory available to amateur astronomers. The Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian is located behind the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos right next to the Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum).
Tuesday to Sunday: 09h30 - 12h00/13h45 - 16h30. Monday: CLOSED

Adult: €5.00, Family: €12.00, Consessionary: €2.50, Lisbon Card Lisbon Card: -50%

Getting to the Planetarium

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Planetarium (Planetário) Calouste Gulbenkian)
Contact Details
Praça do Império, 1400-206, Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 41' 49.3"N | 09° 12' 24.9"W | +351 213 620 002 |  Website