Forte do Bom Sucesso / Museu de Combatente, Lisbon

Forte do Bom Sucesso / Museu de Combatente, Lisbon

Once used to defend the city of Lisbon from enemies, the Forte do Bom Sucesso is located near the Belém Tower and houses a museum summing up much of Portugal's military history, as well as a visually-striking monument to Portuguese soldiers who served overseas – a place for quiet contemplation about the costs of military conflict.

The fort was constructed as a defense post and completed in 1782, having been fitted with different types of artillery to strengthen its defense capabilities. The League of Combatants-run museum focuses on Portugal's overseas wars but also uses a fantastic model aircraft collection to good effect (and well presented in English). Jorge Gameiro has created and designed a stunning exhibition – "The Trench" – which, at full (3D) scale, shows aspects of life inside a trench in The Great War. Beyond the courtyards at the back is a room with photographic displays about overseas exploits, but also a valuable collection of military art and offices where official visitors are received. Regular visitors pay a modest entrance fee.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am–6pm

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Sight Name: Forte do Bom Sucesso / Museu de Combatente
Sight Location: Lisbon, Portugal (See walking tours in Lisbon)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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