Museu da Marioneta

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Museu da Marioneta

The intricate workmanship that went into the creation of the puppets on display at this museum is remarkable, and it's not just kids' stuff: during the Salazar regime, puppet shows were used to mock the pretensions and corruption of the politicians. The collection encompasses both Portuguese and foreign figurines. Puppet shows are often staged in the former chapel at varying times; check the website or phone for details. The Museu da Marioneta is in the old fishermen's district of Madragoa, not far from the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.

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