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Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon

1. Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon
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The Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon (in portuguese, Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa) is located at Tapada da Ajuda, inside the Instituto Superior de Agronomia1. The construction began in and later began to be made regular observations of the starry sky. The King D. Pedro V advanced a generous financial contribution to turn the construction of the observatory possible, whose design was authorship of the French architect Jean-François Colson.

On the , was founded the Real Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa2 by the initiative of D. Francisco de Almeida Portugal, diplomat and member of the Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa3.

In this technological space, visitors may enjoy of the exhibition galleries with diverse chronometers, chronographs, the telescope Circle Meridian (dated from the 19th century) and the beauty of the facilities themselves that open its doors on the ceiling to the night sky.

Translation references

  1. Higher Institute of Agronomy
  2. Royal Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon
  3. Royal Science Academy of Lisbon

Map and Contacts

AddressTapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa. Portugal
GPS Coordinates38.710529,-9.187510
Telephone+351 213 921 808