Quake - Lisbon Earthquake Center

Lisbon, Portugal


Stopover in Lisbon

10% discount on your admission ticket

Quake is a museum that makes it possible to see and experience the Great Lisbon Earthquake. It is a journey back in time that invites us to learn more about Lisbon, seismic events, and the Age of Enlightenment.

Located in Belém, this museum combines fun and learning to provide an immersive and interactive experience that you will remember for years to come.

As one strolls through the streets of Lisbon today, stories of the Great Earthquake are lurking around every corner - in the orthogonal plan of the Baixa area, in the city's relationship with the river, and in several idioms still used today. But what happened to the vibrant medieval alleyways? And what were the various plans for the reconstruction of the city? What was the historical, philosophical and scientific impact of the earthquake on Enlightenment Europe?

Designed for locals and tourists, families and groups of friends, history lovers, amateur scientists, thrill-seekers, and all those looking for unique activities, the museum offers a journey to 1755 Lisbon and lets you experience the impact of an earthquake through a simulator, video-mapping and special effects.

Expect the unexpected on this journey, where you will learn how the earthquake changed the face of Lisbon forever and shocked the old continent.

Visit requirements

  • Minimum Age

Quake was designed for everyone. Children* and adults, tourists and locals, history lovers, amateur scientists and thrill-seekers - everyone can enjoy this thematic experience to learn more about the 1755 Earthquake, the Age of Enlightenment, Lisbon, and seismic events.

*Above 6 years old. Children aged 4 to 5 years old can visit the experience but are not allowed to enter the simulator platform.

  • People with reduced mobility, pregnant women, and people with other health conditions

The tour and the building were designed to accommodate visitors with reduced mobility in the best possible way. However, in order to guarantee the quality and safety of the experience, people with reduced mobility will be accompanied by a member of our team and their visit will be adjusted accordingly. Therefore, you must contact us prior to purchasing your ticket so that our team is prepared to provide you with an unforgettable experience: [email protected]. We appreciate your understanding.

Access to the simulator platform is not recommended for pregnant women, people with reduced mobility, or people with health conditions that are sensitive to the simulator's movements, namely heart problems. However, the simulator room features an area where visitors can watch every moment of the earthquake recreation without entering the platform, allowing them to enjoy the atmosphere created by the various special effects. People with health conditions sensitive to special effects, such as photosensitive epilepsy, are advised not to enter the room.


Prices vary depending on the time, day and time of the year. Please find below the types of tickets and their price ranges:
  • Regular - €21.00 to €31.00
  • Children (6-12 years old) - €14.50 to €21.50
  • Senior (65+ years old) - €17.00 to €25.00


*Children aged 4 to 5 years old can visit the experience but are not allowed to enter the simulator platform.


As this is an immersive museum, visit times in each room are predetermined, so the estimated total visit time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.


Sessions start every 10 minutes.

  • Regular/summer hours
    • Tuesday to Thursday: 2 pm to 6 pm (last admission);
    • Friday to Monday: 10 am to 6 pm (last admission).
  • Winter time:
    • Tuesday to Thursday: 2 pm to 7 pm (last admission);
    • Friday to Monday: 10 am to 7 pm (last admission);
    • Closed on December 24 and 25;
    • Special hours for December 31 and January 1.


Our customer service ([email protected] and [email protected]) is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, as well as on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.


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