Get to know the origins of the star product of Portuguese gastronomy by visiting the Codfish History Interpretation Centre in Lisbon. You'll discover epic stories of sailors who for centuries have played a leading role in the fishing of this delicacy.
Codfish History Interpretation Centre
Welcome to the Codfish History Interpretation Centre! At this museum in Lisbon, you'll be able to review numerous fishing adventures that will make you understand why so much cod is so important in Portugal.
During your visit you'll discover many interesting facts about the star product of Portuguese cuisine: did you know that a cod can live for 20 years and weigh up to 90 kilos, and that each female can lay up to nine million eggs? These are some of the many fascinating facts that the museum will teach you.
You'll travel back to the 15th century to analyse the ancient journeys of brave sailors to the waters of Greenland and the island of Newfoundland in search of cod. In addition, you'll take part in an immersive experience in which you'll feel the loneliness and the climatic conditions faced by the fishermen in the North Atlantic.
A virtual tasting room with over 1000 different recipes, a cod propaganda exhibition during the Salazar dictatorship, the present of fishing in times of climate change... The Codfish History Interpretation Centre will leave you speechless!
The Codfish History Interpretation Centre is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.
Adults over 65 years oldUS$ 3.40
Children aged between 5 and 16 years oldUS$ 2.30
Children under 5 years oldFree
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with recorded commentary in in English.
Entry to the Codfish History Interpretation Centre.
English or Portuguese companion app.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. Accessible toilets.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Interpretation Centre of the History of Cod.