Central Tejo: Electricity Museum

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Central Tejo is not only a beautiful building by the river, but also a fun museum to visit in Lisbon. It used to be a thermoelectric plant built between 1908 and 1951 and is located near the river Tejo, in Lisbon's touristic neighborhood, Belém. This emblematic brick building, with its high iron windows reaching to the sky is undeniably beautiful.

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Nowadays, it no longer functions as a plant but as a museum. It is really cool because the main exhibition is the plant itself!

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It also holds temporary exhibitions. Last time I visited it, an illustration exhibit was taking place. The pieces weren’t hanging on the walls but stored in drawers, in huge night stands. I found it very amusing to browse through the drawers as it made the experience a lot nicer. And the whole exhibition looked so cool!

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Nearly reaching the end of the visit, there is a small section where you can experiment some electrical phenomena. Yippee, lomographers love to experiment!

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The visit to the Electricity Museum can be a lot fun! And guess what? The entrance is free! ;)

written by saidseni on 2012-04-23 in #world #locations #electricity #building #architecture #tungsten #exhibition #horizon-kompakt #bricks #art-and-culture #kodak #lc-a #plant #museum

2 Comments

  1. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    As and engineer I would love to visit this museum. I need to remember this a we are planning a European trip in a year or so.

  2. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Finally, I found the link for the museum website! www.fundacaoedp.pt/museu-da-eletricidade/

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