Saturday: 12h, 13h
Saturday: 11h, 14h com João Dias
No reservation required; first-come, first-served
Maximum 25 people per visit
Built by king Pedro V, the Royal Astronomy Observatory of Lisbon is the official national observatory responsible for setting the official legal time. A fine example of scientific architecture, the building’s technical, streamlined appearance reflects specific needs, such as housing very specific astronomy instruments. Authored by architect Jean Colson in collaboration with José da Costa Sequeira and Valentim José Corrêa, the design is based on that of the Pulkovo Observatory, in Russia.