Fodor's Expert Review Museu da Marioneta

Alcântara, Cais do Sodré, and Santos Historical Fodor's Choice

Portugal has a rich history of using puppets—from cute to creepy—to tell stories, and this fascinating museum is an opportunity to see the marionettes and masks up close. The only one of its kind in Portugal, the Marionette Museum has expanded in recent years to include an impressive collection of African and Asian puppets, and big ticket visiting exhibitions have included a selection of puppets from Tim Burton's animated movies. The location, inside a former convent, adds an extra dash of drama to the proceedings, and there’s a chance to get hands on with some of the puppets.

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Rua da Esperança 146
Lisbon, Lisbon  1200-660, Portugal

213 942 810

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Rate Includes: €5, Closed Mon.

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