Founded in 1996 and set in a former palace, this surprisingly compelling pharmacy museum covers more than 5,000 years of pharmaceutical history, from practices in ancient Egypt and Mesopatamia (circa 3600 b.c.) to modern techniques developed for the portable pharmacy kits used in the space-shuttle Endeavour. Four pharmacies from the 18th to the 20th centuries have been reconstructed here, including a 19th-century Chinese drugstore brought intact from Portugal’s former territory of Macao, off the coast of China. The building hosts a restaurant and bar with indoor/outdoor spaces (grab a seat facing Santa Catarina if you can), and yes, the pharmacy theme is kept going in the furnishings and flatware.
Museu da Farmácia
Rua Marechal Saldanha
Our Rating Neighborhood Chiado Hours Mon–Fri 10am–6pm. Weekends only by advance reservation Transportation Metro: Baixa/Chiado. Tram: 28. Funicular: Bica Phone 21/340-06-80 Prices Admission 5€ adults, 3.50€ students and seniors, free for children 2 and under.