Carlos Lopes Pavilion

The Carlos Lopes Pavilion was built in 1923 in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Brazil’s independence. It now lies abandoned at the edge of Parque Eduardo VII, initially known as Parque da Liberdade (Liberty Park), although until the 90’s it was a venue for concerts from bands such as The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Laboratorio Chimico

The Laboratorio Chimico is part of the Museu de Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa (‘Museum of Science of the University of Lisbon’). It is a restored 19th century chemistry laboratory that was part of the former Polytechnic School and was used for research and teaching. It still has the original lecture theater and chemistry lab space with original pieces of equipment including a set of reagents and other chemicals in bottles.

As usual the wonderful thing about visiting a museum like this in Lisbon is that you are very likely will be walking there on your own giving you plenty of time to submerge in the mystique of 19th century chemistry research.

(click on the images for full picture)

Jardim Botânico

Lisbon’s Jardim Botânico is a small oasis and especially on warm days offers the perfect opportunity to get away from the heat and to enjoy the shade of this beautiful park. It is located in the Principe Real area (Rua da Escola Politécnica 58) and entry is only 1.50 euro.