Entry to Lisbon’s main monuments more expensive from next year

in News · 08-11-2018 10:04:00 · 0 Comments

Entry fees to Lisbon’s main attractions, the São Jorge Castle and the Monument to the Discoveries, are to go up from January next year, by at least a euro.

According to a preliminary version of the provisional management guidelines of the Company for Cultural Management and Entertainment – EGEAC – entry to the Monument to the Discoveries will rise from €5 to €6, while admission to the castle will go up from €8.50 to €10.
The decision was reportedly made after EGEAC “carried out a comparative analysis (in Portugal and abroad) of admission prices to monuments of similar importance”, and concluded that the values practiced in Portugal “are below average”.
The company also said that there are no changes foreseen to other monuments for now.

The guidelines, which were appreciated by Lisbon Council and will now be discussed in the Municipal Assembly, estimate that the São Jorge Castle will have welcomed about 2.04 million visitors this year, a figure that is expected to grow by another 50,000 visitors next year.
The Monument to the Discoveries in Belém is expected to be visited by more than 295,000 people this year and 359,000 in 2019.
EGEAC further said that the guidelines for 2019 “seek to stimulate and reinforce visits by children, youths and senior citizens”, as well as “attract these audiences in summer”.


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