Benfica – The Place We Are

“Benfica is from Benfica and must return there” was the idea that dictated the location of the Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s stadium and the return of the “red team” to the ground to which it has been linked since its early days.

In this temporary exhibition you can get to know the connection between the parish of Benfica and Sport Lisboa e Benfica, a history that is intertwined and recited together. Through the streets, buildings, and lands they have once shared, the Club’s influence on the development of the territory and the construction of its identity is now revealed

A collaboration between Sport Lisboa e Benfica Cultural Heritage, Benfica Parish Council, and Olisiponenses Studies Office

Location: Baldaya Palace

  Dates 15 January to 20 March 2022
  Horário Monday to Saturday: 9h to 22h
Sunday and public holidays: 9h to 20h
  Price Free admission

General programming

Creating Benfica

Creative workshop

In this activity, we propose the creation of a collaborative canvas capable of capturing the essence of the neighbourhood. After all, what does it mean to be from Benfica? What experiences mark families’ day-to-day lives? What cannot be missing from this visual map? Colours, sounds and a lot of creativity will result in a Benfica-style work of art!

  Dates 22 January, 29 January and 5 February | Saturday | 10h
  Estimated length 2 hours
  Target audience families with children (6-12 years)
  Recommended number of participants Minimum 5 people | maximum 15 people
  Price Free
  Booking Required

Crossing paths

Guided tour

On this guided tour, we set off to discover the emblematic figures and places that are part of the history of the neighbourhood and Sport Lisboa e Benfica. The market, the Church of Nossa Senhora do Amparo, and the building of the Benfica Parish Council are just some of the places that embellish the map of this day. All roads lead to Benfica!

  Dates 12 and 19 February | Saturday | 10h
  Estimated length 2 hours
  Recommended number of participants Minimum 5 people | maximum 10 people
  Price Free
  Booking Required

Victory, victory... and the story begins!

Storytelling time

In March, Saturday mornings are dedicated to reading. Stories inspired by the parish and sport will invade the imagination of all generations. In the end, light and shadow will give life to the main characters. Are you curious? We promise a lot of fun and special guests!

  Dates 5, 12, and 19 March | Saturday | 10h
  Estimated length 2 hours
  Target audience families with children (6-12 years)
  Recommended number of participants Minimum 5 people | maximum 15 people
  Price Free
  Booking Required

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Schools programming

Benfica – The Place We Are

School project for 1st (3rd and 4th grades), 2nd, and 3rd cycles and for high school

New contexts, new approaches! The educational project “Benfica - The Place We Are” was born from the desire to bring the Benfica Museum - Cosme Damião closer to the surrounding school community. Keeping our commitment to promoting non-formal education, we will hold a series of activities at the Baldaya Palace that will take a little bit of the Museum to the schools in the parish. Benfica is a territory closely linked to the Estádio da Luz and where the memory of Sport Lisboa e Benfica is present: in the places, in the toponymy, and in the people. We start from the concepts of identity and community to get to know the local heritage and traditions, creating routes in the city and in our imagination. Together, we will get to the place that we are

Key-concepts: Community | Identity | History | Memory | Sport | Territory
Target audience:Schools located in the Benfica parish

  • The activities are free of charge and require prior booking at least five days in advance.
  • The activities are available for booking from 15 January to 20 March, every Thursday and Friday between 9h30 and 18h.
  • Bookings can be made by emailing
  • The “Benfica – The Place We Are” project is one of the aspects of the Benfica Museum’s Educational Offer. Find out other school activities here.

More about the activities here.

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