Museu Etnográfico da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
It is found on the 2nd floor, on a magnificent room 50 m long that accompanies the entire facade of the building. The interior is entirely decorated in the taste of the 19th century iron architecture, where it detaches the stand-iron staircases and galleries that promote a lively movement in the room.
The museum was founded in 1875 and houses a varied collection of ethnographic pieces that came from the former Portuguese colonies in Africa and Asia. The pieces were brought by several generous missionaries, merchants, soldiers and explorers who knew these countries. It detaches:
- Guinea-Bissau: circumcision masks, musical instruments and spears.
- Angola: Standard support for headdresses and the original 1482 Padrão erected by the Portuguese to mark its sovereignty over the territory.
- Mozambique: furniture, sticks and shields.
- Cape Verde: sculptures.
- São Tome and Principe: masks.
- Timor: ceramics.
- Macau: furniture.
The visits are free but it’s required advanced reservation by phone or email.
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday, by appointment, from 11.00am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.