The Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros (NARC) developed by the Millennium BCP Foundation, is a unique archaeological space in Lisbon that has reopened after an intense renovation and modernization work.
A small museum that reveals the enormous archaeological wealth that exists underneath Baixa Pombalina, putting on view vestiges from several eras. In the place were found traces of the first dwellings of the Iberian-Punic city (5th century BC), passing through the Roman, Arab, medieval, five hundred years periods, until the 18th century.
It is possible to observe and admire overlapping structures from the Punic to the Medieval and Pombaline periods, and get to know a collection from various eras, since the Roman (mosaics, salting tanks, ceramics, and even human remains), arranged to show the various phases of occupation of the Baixa area. It is also possible to see the base of the 'cage structure', once used by 18th century engineers to build houses, and which allowed Lisbon to resist the Great Earthquake of 1755.
The sets of urban structures from the Iron Age, the industrial complex, the baths and the Roman way, the high-medieval grave and some Pombaline architectural elements such as wells, sewers and the wooden piling were selected for musealisation. In addition, a set of superimposed urban structures from Roman, medieval, and pre-Pombaline times can be seen in the exhibition room.
The guided tours take place daily (except Sundays and holidays) lasting approximately 45 minutes and available in Portuguese, English and French.