Museu de Design e da Moda
Arco da Rua Augusta
This triumphal arch was built in the wake of the 1755 earthquake. A lift whisks you to the top, where fine views of Praça do Comércio,...
Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros
Hidden under the Millennium BCP bank building are layers of ruins dating from the Iron Age, discovered on a 1991 parking-lot dig....
Yellow Bus Tours
Tram 28 covers the major sights, but if you’d prefer to join a group, Carristur's Yellow Bus Tours runs 1½-hour hop-on, hop-off tram...
Spit & Polish
Occasional gay club night, usually held at Ministerium Club (www.ministerium.pt) on Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
Fragoleto serves creamy, rich, Italian-style gelato made from seasonal fruit and other delectable, often ecologically sourced...
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Museu de Design e da Moda information
This Baixa star, set in a cavernous former bank, contains furniture, industrial design and couture dating from the 1930s. Free since 2009, it's closed for renovations until September 2017 and will reopen with an admission fee. Highlights include iconic furniture by Charles Eames, Frank Gehry and Brazl's Campana Brothers; plus haute couture by the likes of Givenchy, Christian Dior and Balenciaga.
Don't miss temporary exhibitions staged downstairs in the former vaults. Exhibits are arranged by decade, with signs in both English and Portuguese. Once the €6.5-million renovation is complete, expect new exhibitions on architect and designer Conceição Silva, industrialist Fernando Seixas and designer Carlos Rocha.