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A historic maritime city, welcoming modern explorers

Europe’s westernmost capital is probably also its most stunningly situated, on hilly ground in a bend of the River Tagus where it broadens out into a giant bay. Writers rave about Lisbon’s unique light; modern tourists also warm to the mild climate and relaxed feel of its summer nights, when the bars' patrons spill out onto cobbled streets. Centuries of maritime exploration have also left a rich artistic heritage.

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Città della Scienza

Città della Scienza

Where kids of all ages can experience science

Where kids of all ages can experience science Editors' Note

Città della Scienza is one of the city’s best attractions for kids. Houses in an early 18th century restored factory, it’s packed with interactive exhibitions, games and scientific curiousities. The Planetarium, for example, guides kids on a voyage of discovery to the stars while the Science Gym explains the mysteries of evolution.

Suitable for children from the age of three upwards, Città della Scienza is a great hands-on experience for youngsters. There are also workshops, but due to its size (and the fact that it isn’t always open) it’s important to book these in advance. You can easily spend the better part of a day here and there are snack bars and a restaurant.

Città della Scienza
Via Coroglio, 104 Napoli, 80124 Naples
081 2420024
9am-5pm Tue-Sat; 10am-7pm Sun. Planetarium from 10am (last one at 3.30pm), every 90 mins, Tue-Sat.