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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very interesting museum if you are interesting in the rich history the Portuguese have in navigations of the seas. There are interesting relics & best of all it is located near the famous bakery where you can try the Pasteis de Belem (also near Monaterio dos Geronimos). Overall, worth the visit since there are other nearby sites to see. The... More 

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Derwood, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Niagara Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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florida, usa
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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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