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02.06.16
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18.05.16 18th may visit Carris Museum

18.05.16 SWEET REBEL BRIDE SITE RECOMMENDS CARRIS MUSEUM
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Time of weddingS is about to start and Carris Museum continues to be referenced as one of the most unique and special places of Lisbon.
Its not us who say that, see the site Sweet Rebel Bride.
Come and meet our spaces. Schedule your visit.

16.05.16
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09.04.16
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21.12.15 Carris Museum closed on Christmas and New Year period

The Carris Museum will be closed on 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31 December and 1st, 2nd and January 3rd .

30.11.15
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24.10.15
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19.09.15
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31.08.15
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10.07.15
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01.07.15 SOUSAPHONE
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Sousaphone is a wind instrument of the brass family. It’s a special tuba supported on the musician shoulder and it can be played while being carried. It is the largest of wind instruments. This model was used by the Carris’ Band between 1960 and 2004.

The instrument was developed by John Philip de Sousa, composer of the United States of America, known as “The March King”, which needed an instrument capable of producing bass sounds while marching. His musical production includes about 15 operettas and several songs, the most famous being the march, The Stars and Stripes Forever, national march of the United States of America.

John Philip de Sousa was born in the United States of America, the third of ten children, from a Portuguese father of Azorean origin and a German mother.

With his own band, he held 15623 concerts, between 1892 and 1931. In 1900, his band represented the United States of America at the Paris Universal Exhibition.

He died of heart failure at the age of 78, on March 6, 1932, in his room at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Reading, Pennsylvania and is buried in Washington, D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery.

30.06.15 ´DIORAMA´
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‘Diorama’ representing double-decker buses circulating in the ‘Rotunda do Marquês de Pombal’, in the mid 50s.

These buses, brand AEC Mark III, entered service in the early 50s, have been withdrawn from circulation in the 80s. Representative of the first double-decker used by Carris, we can see them on display in Museu da Carris.

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28.05.15
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20.05.15 Core II of the CARRIS Museum closed

Next Friday (22th May) the core II of CARRIS Museum will be closed all day for a private event.
Clients can visit the cores I and III, as usual, with reduced ticket prices 50%.

18.05.15
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01.05.15 Cartoon by Francisco Valença
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Francisco Valença was born in Lisbon in 1882. He cultivated various genres in the arts, like watercolours but it was cartoons which he made popular.
Of the many works he produced, we emphasize the creation of an “ex-libris” and theatre scenes, illustrations of author’s fictional works and inevitably many caricatures in various newspapers like ‘Diário de Notícias’ and ‘Sempre Fixe’ which he directed for many years.
In Carris’ history the above cartoon was produced around the time of the introduction of the double-decker buses in 1947.
This cartoon illustrates the Company’s initiative to improve and innovate but also at the same time, the typical humour of the Lisbon people, represented here by ‘Zé Povinho’, and in the title which accompanies it:
Miss Trolley’s Gift
“  Here you are Zé… what do you think of this bus with two floors?
The only thing missing is the attic….”

Francisco Valença died in Lisbon in 1962.

30.04.15
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