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Paths of slavery in the city in the model of pre-earthquake Lisbon

The Museum and the City

  • 08 FEB 2023 6pm
  • 13 JUL 2022 6pm

08 Feb 202318h – 19h

3 € (grants access to the whole venue)

+ 12 years old

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As the city which held a monopoly on the slave trade throughout the Portuguese empire for more than two and a half centuries, the model of Lisbon from before the 1755 earthquake allows us to identify some of the most important places in the history of slavery in the world.

Through multimedia resources and the collections of several museums, including the Museum of Lisbon, this visit allows visitors to better understand who the slaves were and how enslaved African communities lived in Lisbon from the 16th to the 18th centuries.


© Museu de Lisboa

The Museum and the city