Portal do Arquivo dos Portos de Lisboa, Setúbal e Sesimbra


The Archive of the Lisbon, Setúbal and Sesimbra Ports comprises and unifies within a single structure the specific scope, functions and objectives of the semi-current and historical archives of the Port Authorities of Lisbon, Setúbal and Sesimbra.

It is responsible for the custody of the documentation produced within the scope of the activity of the port authorities of Lisbon, Setúbal and Sesimbra, which, due to its historical, administrative, probative, testimonial or informative value, are of permanent conservation, as well as for the dissemination and promotion of the history and importance of these ports in the development of the Lisbon metropolitan area.


The Archive of the Lisbon, Setúbal and Sesimbra Ports contains documents dating from the 19th century to the present time (photographs, publications), concerning the activity of the ports of Lisbon, Setúbal and Sesimbra.

These are unique documents that have lasted through the years and that allow us to understand the evolution of the port activity and of the Tagus and Sado estuaries’ riverfronts.

With a high informative, historical and cultural value, this collection gives a clear view of the importance of the Ports of Lisbon, Setúbal and Sesimbra in cultural and social terms, allowing an integrated vision about its own legacy, history and heritage.



Document treatment

Reading room

Research support

Culture and events


Document search (on site and online)

Document reproduction

Documental sources and port studies' edition

Exhibitions, conferences and visits' organization

Edition: Newsletter - Carta Náutica, Bibliographic Bulletin


Arquivo dos Portos de Lisboa, Setúbal e Sesimbra

Rua 48, nº 1 Edifício Guadiana, Parque Empresarial do Barreiro

Tel.: +351 967 101 019 / 919 670 248

E-mail: cda@portodelisboa.pt

E-mail: aplss@portodesetubal.pt