Museu Benfica

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Benfica Museum
Cosme Damião
Museu Benfica – Cosme Damião
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Established 26 July 2013 (2013-07-26)
Location Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Coordinates 38°45′09″N 9°11′05″W / 38.752594°N 9.18467°W / 38.752594; -9.18467
Type Sports museum
Visitors 75,000[1] (30 August 2014)
Curator Luís Lapão
Owner S.L. Benfica
Public transit access Alto dos Moinhos
Colégio Militar/Luz
Lisbon Metro Blue Line
Website Official website (Portuguese)

The Museu Benfica – Cosme Damião is the museum of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, named in honor of Cosme Damião.

The museum was inaugurated on 26 July 2013, under the presidency of Luís Filipe Vieira, and was opened to the public on 29 July 2013, one year and three months after its initial construction.

Located near the stadium, the building occupies 4,000 square metres and it is composed of three floors which are followed by a huge vertical parallelepiped made of glass exhibiting more than 500 trophies. The museum is split in 29 thematic areas and contains around 1,000 trophies won by the club's sports, a collection superior to 20,000 objects, documents, images, audio and video related to the history of Benfica, as well of Portugal (1755 Lisbon earthquake, Carnation Revolution) and the World (Apollo 11), audiovisual touchscreens, an hologram of Eusébio, an area displaying (in a loop) photos of Benfica supporters, and finally an elevator surrounded by video walls showing messages and images of Benfiquistas. This area transports the visitors to the geodesic dome on the top of building which displays a 17 minutes length movie about the club's history.[2][3][4]

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