The National Sports Museum of Lisbon!

Oh well lucky to have travel to Lisbon, You know back in New Jersey I grew up in a Portuguese community and played football/soccer for their local social club !! Who would know years later , I would be visiting Portugal so many times, and especially Lisbon !! I like to write a new text with older picture of a memorable square ,praça dos Restauradores and a special place the Museu Nacional do Desporto or National Sports Museum ! This post will remind me of the memorable Praça dos Restauradores or Restoration square in Lisbon. Hope you enjoy it as I.

The National Sports Museum is located in Palácio Foz, a historic building in the Praça dos Restauradores. It exposes testimonies of the history and culture of sport and its material and scientific development.  Inaugurated on July 12, 2012, the year in which Portugal celebrated 100 years of participation in the Olympic Games, the space is the result of a public invitation addressed to sports federations to make known the heritage that athletes and the different modalities have left. highlighting, the Golden Boot 1965 won by Eusébio and the pieces of equipment used by Rosa Mota when she became Olympic champion in 1988 at Seoul. Some equipment used by the greatest climber in the history of Portugal was also gathered. João Garcia climbed the 14 highest mountains in the world, the only ones with an altitude of more than 8,000 meters. He was the tenth man ever to conquer the Himalayan Crown without oxygen.


The National Sports Museum has a collection of around 60,000 registered items. It is possible to find the most recent and important modern monographs on sport and some copies of particular historical relevance. The Museum and the National Sports Library provide the national and international public with a significant collection on the history of sport in Portugal. It shows temporary exhibitions related to the sports themes and an educational service of a transversal scope. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 17h.

An integral part of the Museum is its vast library dedicated to sport, the National Sports Library. With a collection of approximately 60 thousand items, including books, monographs, periodicals, videos, DVDs, audio supports and others. The library’s great attraction is the first sports book published worldwide, dating from 1577: De Arte Gymnastica, whose author was Hieronymus Mercurialis.

The official National Museum of Sports

The Lisbon tourist office on the museum of sports :

The Guia da cidade or city guides Lisbon

There you go folks, one nice building and an interesting subject, sports !! All in a memorable wonderful square of Praça dos Restauradores and you will immerge in gorgeous architecture and Portuguese history to boot: my favorite square in Lisbon! Hope you enjoy it as I,

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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