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Museo del Tratado de Tordesillas

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Address: Casas del Tratado | Plaza del Mayor, 1,, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
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This is worth a visit as it helps you understand the history of how new world was apportioned, with before and after - which even my teenage kids found interesting!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Tordesillas is packed with history and the The Treaty of Tordesillas surpasses them all as it was and still is, of great global significance. For the first time ever, the global powers (Spain & Portugal) decided how to carve up the then known world outside Europe. The intrigues both before and after the signing of the Treaty makes fascinating reading... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is worth a visit as it helps you understand the history of how new world was apportioned, with before and after - which even my teenage kids found interesting!

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Ancona, Italy
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1,106 reviews 1,106 reviews
664 attraction reviews
1,177 helpful votes 1,177 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
58 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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