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Museu de Portimao

Rua D. Carlos | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao, Portugal
+351 282 405 230
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Portimao
Type: Museums
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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

There is a great film (in Portuguese with English subtitles) from 1946 ! showing the workers and the whole process from catching them to canning them. really interesting and also free entry on a Saturday morning. The museum itself is built on the site of one of the Sardine processing plants. the quality of the exhibits and the life size... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It was a good day out for the whole family. A bit scary for the kids when we went down below and it looked as if we were in the lower deck of a submarine. Also lost out much of the story as it was mainly in Portuguese till we watched the video at the end

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's cheap 3 euros and free for children. It's interesting however explanations are mostly in Portuguese. You can buy a bundle to visit archaeological site 11km away, Alcavar.

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lazy_kitty
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43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Free parking at the marina. Walk towards the club till u see the museum on your right which only can be access by foot or bike. €3 per person and will take bout an hour visit. Upstairs with photos n paintings exhibition.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The museum is well worth a visit. It covers the history of the port/town back to flint arrowheads, through roman period etc. to the modern day. More imaginatively displayed than most museums. The staff were very friendly.

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Senior Contributor
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24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It was incredibly well priced (10 euros for a family) had some interesting exhibits about the sardine industry. It is not a museum to plan your whole trip around but a pleasant way to spend an hour.

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Seaford, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A must see as we all have eaten those sardines. Well done and straight to the point. Could do with a cafe and as said before a bit more of other languages for those who can't read Portuguese.

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Dublin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It was a cloudy day in November so my husband decided to take me somewhere special-the sardine museum in Portimao. I was a little hesitant but when we got there and it was only €3 entrance fee I decided to go for it. What a pleasant surprise! We watched the short film which had to be at least 60 years... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

On a rainy day in Portugal we decided to visit the Museum in Portimao. It is built in an old sardine factory and shows how the sardines were processed from beginning to end. It was far more interesting than it sounds, beautifully renovated inside. There is no café, but the old part of Portimao is also worth visiting and has... More

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic museum. Really worth seeing. The location on the river bank is great. A more detailed guide in English would be great.

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