ISBN: 9781785512582

Publication date: 22 Jul 2020

Author: Monteiro, Joana Sousa
This guide displays the rich and varied collection of the Museum of
Lisbon and its five sites. From prehistory to the end of the 20th
century, the book reveals the various layers of one of Europe's oldest
cities, highlighting structural themes in Lisbon's history and also
emblematic pieces in the museum's collection: the Roman Theatre of
Olisipo; the international character of the Franciscan Saint Anthony;
the importance of Lisbon as a force behind the Discoveries; the model of
the city before the earthquake of 1755; the legacy of a city which
produced ceramics and azulejos (glazed wall tiles); the
rationalism and illuminism of the Pombaline reconstruction of the city
after 1755; and finally the Expo '98.