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Museo del Tratado de Tordesillas

Casas del Tratado | Plaza del Mayor, 1,, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
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English first
Ancona, Italy
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846 reviews 846 reviews
494 attraction reviews
612 helpful votes 612 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although there are a few old pieces, it isn't so much a museum as a centre explaining the background to the treaty (the state of geographical knowledge at the time, ships' capabilities…), with models of Columbus's ships, contemporary books on navigation, navigational instruments, copies of maps of the western ocean, and explanations of Spanish and Portuguese interpretations of and modifications... More

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Treaty House features the story of how the Spanish and Portuguese monarchies, with a little help from the Pope, met to divide up the western world by drawing lines on a map, the purpose being to avoid disputes over newly discovered territories; very interesting for those who have a taste for history.

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Cascais, Portugal
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41 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

A place with a unique importance in the history of the world. It was here that the kings of Spain and Portugal divided in half the unknown world ... It has an area quite informative The site could be a little more snug

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