Until 31-12-2022

The old Church of S. Julião

Free admission

The former Church of S. Julião 

Did you know that the Money Museum was once a church? As you can see, not everything is what it seems! That is what happened here, from church to vault, from vault to museum!

The architectural project was transformed, by adapting the building to a new use, and thus it lingered on and resisted, where the past meets the present.



Article “The Church of S. Julião and its patron” (pp.5-21 by Mário Costa, in Revista Municipal magazine, Year XXII, Number 88, 1st quarter 1961, available at: http://hemerotecadigital.cm-lisboa.pt/OBRAS/RevMunicipal/N88/N88_master/N88.pdf

Video “Renovation and Restoration - Head Office of the Banco de Portugal”, available at: https://youtu.be/wHdNYbAzLfo

Newspaper article “Resgatados” (Rescued) by Alexandra Prado Coelho, May 2014, available at: https://www.publico.pt/2014/05/18/portugal/cronica_urbana/resgatados-1636221


Educational Resoureces online

·    > Theme: Heritage
>“The Church of S. Julião and its patron” (PDF), Renovation and Restoration - Head Office of the Banco de Portugal” (video), Resgatados  (article in newspaper Público)
>Secondary education (+14 years old)
>In Portuguese
>Sources: Hemeroteca de Lisboa, the Money Museum and newspaper Público


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