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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 01-Oct-2020 02-Oct-2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Hogan, Jennifer Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Alshihabi, Diane, Muecke, Mikesch
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State University
Program Description:
Lisbon Portugal Itinerary 2020

Friday, 7 February
1:00PM Depart Ames (Please note, you are responsible for finding your own
flight/transportation to Lisbon, Portugal)

Saturday, 8 February
Morning, arrive in Lisbon, check into hotel
1:00PM Official Start of Field Trip : Meet at Castelo de S. Jorge, followed by walking
tour of Lisbon. Check the Google Map at
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AEU7FbB1BYe8v0etIpmQ_MNITmx4CSv6&usp=sharing
6:00PM Evening on your own

Sunday, 9 February
10:00AM National Azulejo Museum (3 Euro entry fee)
Azulejos, or glazed tiles, have long played a role in Portugal’s cultural history. Just prowl
around the streets of Lisbon and you'll see as much. This museum, housed on
once-sacred grounds, delves into their rich legacy, wooing visitors by some 300
beautifully ornate patterns. Highlights include the blue, green, yellow, and white azulejo
with an armillary sphere—the so called "heaven and earth machine," an astronomical
instrument that appears on the Portuguese flag. There's also the must-see Our Lady of
Life panel, rumored to have been made by painter Marçal de Matos in the late 16th century.
R. da Madre de Deus, 4, 1900-312 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 810 0340
www.museudoazulejo.pt
https://www.cntraveler.com/activities/lisbon/national-azulejo-museum
12:00PM Lunch on your own
2:00PM National Museum of Ancient Art (3 Euro entry fee)
Treasures abound at the National Museum of Ancient Art, where paintings, sculptures,
furniture, ceramics, textiles, gold, and silverware capture Portugal’s riveting history from
the Middle Ages through the 19th century. If you can make peace with the fact that you
won’t see the museum in its entirety, forge ahead with a visit. Do leave time for the
Panels of St. Vincent, a 15th-century sextet of paintings by Nuno Gonçalves; the
16th-century ivory salt cellar that survived its journey from the West Coast of Africa to
Portugal; and Albrecht Du¨rer’s portrait of St. Jerome.
R. das Janelas Verdes (R. Presidente Arriaga), 1249-017 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 391 2800
www.museudearteantiga.pt
https://www.cntraveler.com/activities/lisbon/national-museum-of-ancient-art
4:30PM Evening/sunset
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)
The main reason to visit the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT)—a
modern cross-cultural hub that brings together visual arts, urban affairs, technology, and
science—is the setting. London-based firm AL_A’s undulating building is covered in
white ceramic tiles and capped with a rooftop terrace. A landscape park designed by
Vladimir Djurovic links this slick structure to the early 20th-century Central Power
Station, now an exhibition space. Together, the buildings create a powerful contrast of
old and new.
Av. de Brasília (Central Tejo), 1300-598 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 002 8130
www.maat.pt
6:00PM Evening on your own

Monday, 10 February
9:00AM Meet at the US Ambassador’s Residence Casa Carlucci, 20 R. Sacramento à
Lapa. Work on research, analysis, and documentation of the interior, the gardens, and
the building.
12:00 Lunch on your own somewhere in Lapa
2:00PM Continue research, analysis, and documentation
5:00PM Evening on your own

Tuesday, 11 February
9:00AM Meet at the US Ambassador’s Residence Casa Carlucci, 20 R. Sacramento à
Lapa. Work on research, analysis, and documentation of the interior, the gardens, and
the building.
12:00 Lunch on your own somewhere in Lapa
2:00PM Continue research, analysis, and documentation
5:00PM Evening on your own

Wednesday, 12 February
10:00AM Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida (3 Euro entry fee)
António de Medeiros e Almeida was a wealthy Portuguese entrepreneur who first made
his fortune in automobiles and aviation. He then went on to fill the palatial home he
shared with his wife with beautiful, historic objects, eventually leading to the creation of
the Medeiros e Almeida Foundation in 1972. Set close to Avenida da Liberdade, the
mansion features 27 galleries throughout two wings: the well-preserved old quarters
where the couple once dwelled, and the newer, more gallery-like space built in the
1970s.
R. Rosa Araújo, 41, 1250-194 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 354 7892
www.casa-museumedeirosealmeida.pt
https://www.cntraveler.com/activities/lisbon/casa-museu-medeiros-e-almeida
12:00PM Lunch on your own
2:00PM Museum of the Orient
Illuminating a dialogue between East and West, Museum of the Orient opened in 2008
as a project of the non-profit organization Fundação Oriente. Many of the featured
works here address Portugal’s influence on Asia, while some 13,000 pieces comprising
the Kwok On Collection chronicle the performing arts in the region stretching from
Turkey to Japan. There are also paintings, sculptures, Chinese ceramics, and artifacts
from Timor; objects date from the Neolithic era through the beginning of the 20th
century.
Doca de Alcântara (Av. Brasília), 1350-352 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 358 5200
www.museudooriente.pt
https://www.cntraveler.com/activities/lisbon/museum-of-the-orient
5:00PM Evening on your own
Thursday, 13 February
9:00AM Meet at the US Ambassador’s Residence Casa Carlucci, 20 R. Sacramento à
Lapa. Work on research, analysis, and documentation of the interior, the gardens, and
the building.
12:00 Lunch on your own somewhere in Lapa
2:00PM Continue research, analysis, and documentation
5:00PM Evening on your own

Friday, 14 February
Travel Day
Train to Sintra (NOT when it’s raining) from railroad station Rossio
Sintra Quinta da Realeira > gardens
In the morning, see Sintra in 1 hour > palace is beautiful, monastery, great food, moorish castle,
Sintra to Cascais by bus (30 minutes) for dinner, train back to Lisbon.
Doca Peixe (night life, restaurants)

Saturday, 15 February
Travel Day or Shopping Day, or Both
Suggested Shopping Places:
Silva & Feijóo
Established in 1919, Silva & Feijóo is a landmark Lisbon brand dreamed up by two
merchants with rope-making roots. There are three locations of this grocery, but the
original, close to Casa dos Bicos, the literary museum honoring Jose Saramago in
Alfama, has an especially lovely old-fashioned façade with gilded accents and large
windows showcasing a swath of foodstuffs. Inside you’ll find old stone walls, which
provide a dramatic backdrop to numerous varieties of Portugal’s beloved tinned
sardines, olive oils, bottles of tawny Port, homey jars of tomato preserves, and bags of
crunchy biscuits.
Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, n.º 117-119, 1100-068 Lisbon, Portugal
https://www.cntraveler.com/shops/lisbon/silva-and-feijoo
Embaixada
Príncipe Real is chock full of indie stores, and one of the neighborhood’s retail highlights
is Embaixada, a shopping gallery that highlights fashion and design from Portugal and
beyond. Situated in the 19th-century, Arab-style Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, the setting is
gorgeous, complete with dramatic staircase and a courtyard. The painstakingly restored
heritage building, with paintings adorning the stairwell and a vintage elevator, is a
striking juxtaposition to the modern merchandise, which includes organic skincare
products from Organii, Armando Cabral shoes, and D.O.T. children’s clothes.
Praca Principe Real Nº 26, Lissabon 1250-184 Portugal, 1250-184 Lisbon, Portugal
www.embaixadalx.pt
https://www.cntraveler.com/shops/lisbon/embaixada
A Vida Portuguesa
Everything in this flagship location of A Vida Portuguesa—as well as its sister
outposts—is made in Portugal, but you won’t spot any flash-in-the-pan goods. Beyond
patriotism, the focus here is on brands that have endured for decades or uphold
tradition, whether it’s a vintage-inspired ice cream bowl, shaving cream from a
circa-1920 product line, or bundle of graphite pencils made by an early-20th-century
manufacturer. Founded by journalist turned entrepreneur Catarina Portas, A Vida
Portuguesa spotlights craftsmanship and original packaging
Rua Anchieta, 11, 1200-023 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 346 5073
www.avidaportuguesa.com
https://www.cntraveler.com/shops/lisbon/a-vida-portuguesa
Luvaria Ulisses
Glove-making may largely be a lost art, but it continues to flourish at Luvaria Ulisses, a
Chiado institution. Since city council executive-turned entrepreneur Joaquim Rodrigues
Simões opened the shop in 1925, it’s been Lisbon's go-to destination for gloves crafted
from high-quality leather. Beyond the original neoclassical façade, the extremely tiny,
wood-dominated space is just as charming. Decor from the era remains intact,
reinforcing the shop’s loyalty to a decades-long manufacturing process.
Rua do Carmo 87 A, 1900-302 Lisbon, Portugal
www.luvariaulisses.com
https://www.cntraveler.com/shops/lisbon/luvaria-ulisses
Loja das Conservas
Fresh seafood is central to Portuguese cuisine, but tinned fish, an industry that took off
in the mid-19th century, is just as vital a part of the country’s history and culture. Inside
Lojas das Conservas, the store from the Portuguese National Association of Canned
Fish Manufacturers, wooden tables and white-tiled walls are covered with displays of
tinned fish sourced from around the country, along with enlightening descriptions about
producers. Easy to transport in a suitcase, these well-preserved delicacies make for the
ideal culinary souvenir.
Rua do Arsenal, nº 130, 1100-040 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 911 181 210
https://www.cntraveler.com/shops/lisbon/loja-das-conservas