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© Para edições próprias Banco de Portugal outras José M. Rodrigues
© Para edições próprias Banco de Portugal outras José M. Rodrigues

The Money Museum

  • Original Authors:
  • Honorato José Correia ,
  • Reinaldo Manuel dos Santos
  • (1810)

  • Interventions:
  • Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos ,
  • João Pedro Falcão de Campos
  • (2012 reabilitação)

Standing where the former Igreja de São Julião was, the museum finishes off a Pombaline block next to the City Council. Its ecclesiastic shape stands out on the outside, as well as inside by its verticality. As a church surprisingly transformed into a money museum, it shows spatial, material, and functional exuberance. The group of buildings has belonged to Banco de Portugal since the 1930s, and the church area was desacralised and converted into service facilities – it has even been used as a parking lot. After the renovation and restoration works, carried out between 2009 and 2012, the church became a cultural space open to the community. The new museum displays its collection in clusters with interactive technology, and organises temporary exhibitions alongside the D. Dinis Wall Interpretation Centre.


Largo de S. Julião
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