The National Sports Museum is in the beautiful Foz Palace
Part of the beautiful Foz Palace has been housing the National Sports Museum since 2012. Its library holds around 60,000 sports-related books in several languages, including the 16th-century "De Arte Gymnastica" by Hieronymi Mercurialis, considered the first sports book to ever be published in the world.
The sports library in the museum
In the other rooms it presents the history of sports in Portugal through temporary exhibitions of the collection.
Cristiano Ronaldo's cleats are part of the collection
Much of that collection is made up of pieces donated by athletes, and among the things you may see on display are a Golden Shoe awarded to the great footballer Eusébio, equipment worn by Olympic runner Rosa Mota, a sneaker worn by triple jump champion Nelson Évora when he won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, and cleats worn by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Athletes' shirts and jerseys (some of them signed) are on display
How to Get to the National Sports Museum
The National Sports Museum is outside the Restauradores metro station (blue line). If you’re in the neighborhoods of Bairro Alto or Príncipe Real, you may take the Glória Funicular down the hill.
You may ride the metro (as well as the city’s buses, trams, funiculars, and trains) for free with the Lisboa Card.
Praça dos Restauradores, Avenida da Liberdade
Admission and Tickets to the National Sports Museum
Admission is free.
It’s closed on Sundays and Mondays
Next to the palace housing the museum is the historic Glória Funicular, which goes up the hill to the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and the Street Art Gallery.