It is the most recent project to be won in the capital that promises to send visitors to one of the most remarkable in the history of Lisbon. Located next to Avenida da India, in the historic area of Belém, Quake – Lisbon Earthquake Center opens this Wednesday with the promise of creating a “themed experience that allows you to see and feel the Great Lisbon Earthquake” and still get to know the city. “that was lost”, in the one that intends to recreate a true journey in time.
Quake promises to be a means of learning and fun for all people, of all ages. Through a simulator, it will take its visitors to relive – and feel – the earthquake that struck Lisbon on the fateful morning of November 1, 1755, as well as the others that marked that day. In addition to the simulator, it will also be possible, through “interactive stations”, to understand the origin of earthquakes and tsunamis.
Beyond history, the project seeks to make people aware of “the need to respect preventive behaviors” with regard to seismological events. Lisbon is still today a risky city in relation to this genre, knowing that the history of 1755 could repeat: “it is not a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’”, reads the Quake website.
Ticket reservations can be made online, and the ticket prices, according to the age group of the visitors, being a normal ticket (€1 and 3 years old), and for children (6-12) the value is between €14.50 and €21.50. For seniors, tickets can be purchased for specific values between €17 and €5, with the possibility of group purchases starting at €19.
The opening date is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 20, at 10:00 am, at Rua Cais da Alfândega Velha, in Belém.
Text edited by Ana Fernandes