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Museu da Marinha

Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
+351 21 362 0019
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Ranked #48 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well as ship models. Portugal was a world leader in maritime exploration (Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, etc.)
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Very disappointing, for the most part. It cost 6 euros per adult to get in. They were out of English language brochures. Many of the displays were reproductions. Others were very modern. Poor translations. Some of the things were interesting. The most interesting were the display of royal barges and the gift shop. Agree with a prior reviewer that with... More 

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Brazil
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's very interesting museum about the Portugal's navigations. In the entrance you can see a huge maritime map on the wall of the time of great navigations. The museum has a good variety of navigation objects and try to tell us the history of Portugal maritime past.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum has 2 parts; one is a hall of old boats (some royal), and the other hall is a museum dedicated to the Portuguese navigators. It is an informative museum with models of what they thought some of the ships looked like and many portraits of the navigators. It is a museum that you can get through in 1.5... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The entrance is situated on the left wing of the monastery. A full price ticket was 6€ but we got 25% off with the LisboaCard. It starts with the earliest history of the Voyagers of Discovery by showing various scaled models of ships and naval uniforms worn during those periods. There were maps showing the trading routes to the east... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great way to learn about Portugal's Age of Discoveries history. Exhibits of maps, navigational instruments and ship models. At the end is a display of royal barges which is also very interesting

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walsall, UK
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171 reviews 171 reviews
94 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Husband visited whilst we were on a cruise ship. There were lots of models of boats from Portuguese history. Lots of artefacts. Everything was translated into English - which was very helpful! A small charge to get in, but worth the money. I decided to go to the coffee shop while I waited for him. I had the best pastry... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The museum takes you through the age of exploration with maps, models, and wonderful things like Vasco da Gama's altar. It also includes a "hangar" of historic boats, including various kings' boats.

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Israel
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We can not take it from her. Portugal in the 16th. century was the greatest and the reachest nation in Europe. And it was due to the discoveries and the colonization. This beautiful museum will show you a lot of this great period.

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Manchester
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A superb museum, housed in part of the Jeronimos - deceptively large, and the hall of boats was breathtaking. Reasonable entrance price - 6E. Good cafe at the museum with fresh food and not a rip off.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Not really a nautical MUSEUM, but a nautical COLLECTION. If you're into model boats, this is the place for you. But if you, like me, are looking to know more about Portugal's great discoveries, about it's famous explorers, like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral, you'll probably come out with the same amount of information you went in with.... More 

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