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Hospital de Bonecas
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A Portuguese Tradition Of 'Healing' Dolls For Christmas
At a hospital tucked away off one of Lisbon's main cobblestone squares, Manuela Cutileira does triage on incoming...+ ler mais
Hospital De Bonecas
Many toy stores are in the business of selling dolls, but here’s a magical enterprise that cares about the...+ ler mais
World's Greatest Toy Stores / The Doll Hospital, Lisbon
At Lisbon’s Figueira Square, the world’s oldest doll hospital traces its roots back to 1830, when an old lady began...+ ler mais
The Hospital de Bonecas (The Doll Hospital) - Lisbon, Portugal
"Many toy stores are in the business of selling dolls, but here's a magical enterprise that cares about...+ ler mais
Lisbon doll hospital brings repair to a downtrodden Christmas
"In a warren of cluttered rooms overlooking a shabby square, the men and women in white coats are...+ ler mais

History

* We have been functioning since 1830

 

Once upon a time there was an old lady who long ago, when still there weren’t cars in the streets, used to sit at the entrance door of a herbs shop making cloth dolls. That shop stood near a market. At that time, children always accompanied their parents or grandparents when they needed to go to the market. If was an amusing activity, as much as it is nowadays to go to a shopping centre or, perhaps, even more.

There were ducks, rabbits, chicken, pigeons, colourful fish, fruit, flowers. All these products made a dramatic mixture of sounds and smells together with bunches of carrots and smelly cabbages. Children were not afraid of getting lost. Everybody knew each other by their names andLisbon seemed to be a small town.

So, now and then, mornings were spent near miss Carlota, looking at the dolls she used to make. Sometimes, people referred to the “illnesses” of their own dolls and the old lady had always a word which might “treat” them. This was, i think, the very beginning of The Doll Hospital.

Years went by and the market moved away. Children became adults – mums and grannies - who, by their turn, told their children about a small shop where time seemed to stop and children, without being hurried, could roleplay whenever they liked. We are still doing the same even today

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A Portuguese Tradition Of 'Healing' Dolls For Christmas
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A Portuguese Tradition Of 'Healing' Dolls For Christmas

At a hospital tucked away off one of Lisbon's main cobblestone squares, Manuela Cutileira does triage on incoming patients. "First we do a checkup, create a chart and assign a bed number — like you would in an ordinary hospital," Cutileira, the hospital's owner, explains. "Then we try to figure out what the treatment should be. If it's a simple procedure, we'll inform the family right away of the cost. And if it's something more complicated, they may have to leave the patient here overnight for more tests." But this is no regular hospital.

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Reader's Digest

Hospital De Bonecas

Many toy stores are in the business of selling dolls, but here’s a magical enterprise that cares about the relationship between the toy and its owner. The Hospital de Bonecas in Lisbon lovingly restores and repairs beloved dolls, stuffed animals and other toys. With a thorough assessment and careful precision, each wounded toy is mended - arms are reattached, eyes are replaced – and a cherished plaything is returned to the grateful arms of its owner. In business since 1830, the Hospital de Bonecas also sells Mariquita Perez and Paola Reina dolls from Spain, Schild Krot dolls from Germany and duplicates vintage-style doll clothing."

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World's Greatest Toy Stores / The Doll Hospital, Lisbon
Travel + Leisure

World's Greatest Toy Stores / The Doll Hospital, Lisbon

At Lisbon’s Figueira Square, the world’s oldest doll hospital traces its roots back to 1830, when an old lady began fixing broken toys brought to her by neighborhood children. Surgeries now happen in an operating room upstairs, where skilled artisans reattach limbs, replace eyes, and stem the tide of receding hairlines, for patients ranging from Barbies and shabby teddy bears to priceless vintage porcelain dolls.

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The Hospital de Bonecas (The Doll Hospital) - Lisbon, Portugal
Reader's Digest

The Hospital de Bonecas (The Doll Hospital) - Lisbon, Portugal

"Many toy stores are in the business of selling dolls, but here's a magical enterprise that cares about the relationship between the toy and its owner. The Hospital de Bonecas in Lisbon lovingly restores and repairs beloved dolls, stuffed animals and other toys. With a thorough assessment and careful precision, each wounded toy is mended - arms are reattached, eyes are replaced ' and a cherished plaything is returned to the grateful arms of its owner. In business since 1830, the Hospital de Bonecas also sells Mariquita Perez and Paola Reina dolls from Spain, Schild Krot dolls from Germany and duplicates vintage-style doll clothing." (Photo courtesy of Hospital de Bonecas)

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Lisbon doll hospital brings repair to a downtrodden Christmas
The Guardian

Lisbon doll hospital brings repair to a downtrodden Christmas

"In a warren of cluttered rooms overlooking a shabby square, the men and women in white coats are performing surgery. Some are replacing a limb. Others deal in hair loss. Shelves are lined with eyes, legs, arms, entire heads of unblinking figures. This is a hospital, but not in the traditional sense. The Hospital de Bonecas – or doll hospital – has been used to austerity since its founding in Lisbon in 1830, when the original owner fixed up simple cloth and clay dolls for local children outside her herb shop. The oldest existing business of its kind, it now repairs everything from priceless porcelain heirlooms and vintage BABY borns to worn teddy bears and plastic Barbies."

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Our Museum

Entrance:
€2,00 per person (adult or child)
Visiting Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10h30 - 12h30 and 15h30 -17h00

“If I was a toy I would love to live here.”  João, 6 years old

Contacts

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Contact us

Praça da Figueira, 7
1100-240 Lisboa
Portugal

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213 428 574
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info@hospitaldebonecas.com
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Monday to Saturday 10h30 - 12h30 and 15h30 -17h00