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Museu da Marinha

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0019
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well...
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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Portugal's Maritime History

This well done museum sits adjacent to the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, the entrance is actually off one end of the monastery. There are two floors of exhibits presented in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Derwood, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This well done museum sits adjacent to the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, the entrance is actually off one end of the monastery. There are two floors of exhibits presented in chronological order, with lots of models, navigational instruments, some uniforms and maps from Portugal's maritime/naval history from the glory days of exploration right up to modern times. In front of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Growing up in Canada we heard of British and Spanish navies but we should have learned more of the Portuguese maritime history. This museum had a lot of English descriptions throughout out. A small section had no English but that was it. We spent hours enjoying this museum and could have spent longer if we hadn't waited to later in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This happened to be free on the Saturday I visited, which was a nice surprise. I enjoyed the hour I spent in the museum and learned a good bit, but would have been a bit disappointed had I paid (I would have just given three stars). The most interesting parts are the king and queen ship quarters and the model... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I visited this fantastic museum and found a huge range and variety of things about the sea and sea life. Sadly for me I have only English and would have appreciated more signage and explanations in English. Allen - Australia

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was impressed by the size of the museum, as I was expecting something much smaller. It worth yet the visit just for the building. Now, inside, you'll find lot of models, and artefacts about the sailing / marine history from the time of great discoveries up to actual days. In the annexe, you'll have the opportunity to see some... More 

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Point Richmond, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

.... needs better curation. There is much to see at this museum and it certainly confirms the premiere place of Portugal in the history of the maritime world. However, as has been pointed out by several other posters on this website, the depth and analysis of of Portuguese history from a maritime perspective is somewhat lacking. I would suggest that... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

it was a real expedition to the past- when sailors cross the oceans for discovring new continents. the collection take you back in time in a beautifull way. it real autentic and chalange you to follow the progress in exploring the world

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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Massive. Loads to look at. Little models big life size boats, planes etc too. You will not be bored. Very good selection and free WiFi in museum. Lots of marinas tools, costumes, maps etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a great museum. The tram stops right in front of the museum. Entry is inexpensive. There are many impressive model ships, and some real life size boats in a separate room. There are works of art, and weaponry as well. Many date back hundreds of years. For those that are into Portuguese nautical history & for those that just... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A flashback to Portugals era of discovery, a mighty seapower in its days with canons,ships including the Amelia Real,which Queen Elizabeth embarqued on her visit to Lisabon.Antique Globes,compass and miniature armies, uniforms and the portable Altar of Vasco de Gama and his statue, on the way to Goa.If you love vessels and ships and the history of Portugals Seapower ,... More 

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Additional Information about Museu da Marinha

Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0019
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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