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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© José Frade

Museu do Aljube – Resistance and Freedom

  • Interventions:
  • Manuel Graça Dias ,
  • Egas José Vieira
  • (2015 reabilitação)

Not available in this edition

Located on the castle hill and very close to Sé de Lisboa, this former episcopal palace of classical features standing on the limits of Baixa Pombalina was adapted to be a prison in the 17th century. It confined ecclesiastical prisoners until 1820, women accused of common offences until the late 1920s, and political prisoners of the fascist regime from 1928 onwards, until its closure in 1965. Opening as a museum in 2015, on the politically symbolic date April 25th, it tells the story of the dictatorship that preceded the Carnation Revolution, paying tribute to the freedom fighters’ struggle and highlighting the repressive and framing mechanisms used by the dictatorship. The restoration and adaptation of the building to be a museum re-establishes and shows the various layers of use throughout its existence since the Roman period, also presenting a contemporary interpretation of the space.

Rua de Augusto Rosa, 42
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