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Museu da Marinha

Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0019
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Ranked #53 of 202 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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STUART
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177 reviews 177 reviews
50 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Museu da Marinha is well worth the 6 Euro admission price if you have even a slight interest in nautical history. The Portuguese were a very integral part of the opening of many of the old world trade routes. Their contributions to navigational techniques were critical to the explorations of the new world. The museum houses many models outlining... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent a day in Belem which was very nice. After the monastery, it was raining so went to the Naval Museum. It was very interesting with a lot of items. Helped pass the time. Portugal has a huge naval history and the boats at the end were interesting. It's not as good as the one in Madrid but better... More 

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Algarve
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Fabulous trip through Portugal's navigational history which took them to all corners of the world. Amazing to even just see the main map on the wall as you enter the museum. D. Manuel was quite a character and so was D. Henrique! Great to see the treasures and to wind your way to the royal galleons at the end! Worth... More 

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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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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12 helpful votes 12 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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101 helpful votes 101 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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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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