Earthquake Lisbon


Discover the city before and after the 1755 earthquake, what resisted, the innovations and the exceptionality of the Pombaline project.

Duration: 3h



In 1755 took place one of the biggest earthquake of the European history in one of its most flourishing cities: Lisbon. Voltaire immortalized it in his famous play “Candide” and in his “Poème sur le désastre de Lisbonne”. Lisbon was never the same. Sebastião de Carvalho e Melo (Marquis of Pombal) and his architects, in a great effort that involved the whole society, decided to restore the glory of the Empire’s capital and to make it again one of the most modern cities of its time. Come with us and discover all the details about this great project.


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