Discount campaign on museums and monuments starts on Monday

in News · 25-07-2020 08:00:00 · 1 Comments

The Ministry of Culture has created a campaign for discounts on access to museums, palaces and national monuments, including archaeological sites, which starts on Monday and includes more than 60 cultural facilities spread across the country.

According to the Adjunct Secretary of State and Cultural Heritage, Ângela Ferreira, speaking to Lusa, it is a “summer discount campaign that starts on 27 July and ends on 30 September, it includes all monuments, museums, national palaces and archaeological sites, that are under the charge of the Ministry of Culture.

“We built 17 routes, grouped by themes or region, that include more than 60 cultural sites spread all over the country, the discounts are based on a purchase of a ticket for these routes and that each visitor has seven days to use the ticket for the route”, explained Ângela Ferreira.

In the case of individual tickets, “the discount will be 25 percent on the normal value of the package”. On family tickets, the discount will be 45 percent, in the family concept is included “the ascendants or descendants, of a total of 10 people maximum.”

“It means that a family can bring their kids, grandparents, up to a total of 10 members from the same family”, she referred.

With this campaign, the ministry aims to “encourage and promote the cultural participation of the Portuguese”: “To give them the opportunity to visit or revisit our museums and monuments, at a lower cost, in a year that is expected to be exceptional, in that we are aware of the difficulties that many Portuguese are experiencing from an economic point of view ”.

In addition, in a year “in which the majority of Portuguese people are going to spend their holidays in Portugal, fulfilling an appeal that the Prime Minister has already made”, the Ministry of Culture is “working to have a cultural offer at a lower price throughout the country.”

Ângela Ferreira calls on the Portuguese to visit the cultural facilities that are under the charge of the Government, “with all confidence and peace of mind”, guaranteeing that the last few months have been spent “working hard to ensure all security and all conditions, regarding the pandemic.”


Does anybody think that the lack of visitors is related to the ticket price? I don't want to go to a museum where I have to wear a mask. It just makes breathing harder and it is enough if I have to wear the mask when it really cannot be avoided.

By John Dough from Lisbon on 27-07-2020 08:19
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