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

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

The Museu do Dinheiro or Money Museum is housed in the former Church of São Julião, at the end of one of the blocks in the Pombaline Baixa district next to Lisbon City Hall. The original religious form is showcased both on the urban exterior and in the interior of the verticalised museum space. As an unusual example of a church building converted into a money museum, the interior reflects a spatial, material and now also programmatic wealth, as the result of it being opened up to cultural use. The whole block has belonged to Banco de Portugal since the 1930s, and the church had long since been deconsecrated and converted to office spaces. Since the remodelling and restoration project for the whole building in 2016, the Church now serves as a cultural space open to the whole community. The new museum, which makes use of modern interactive technologies to show its collections, organises temporary exhibitions and also houses the already well-known King Dinis Wall Interpretation Centre.

Largo de S. Julião
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