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Museu de Marinha

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0019
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as...

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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Great cafe

We didn't actually have time to see the museum, but we took Rick Steves' advice and ate at the café. It has real food, and it's really good - and so is the sangria. Even in late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting to see such an amazing collection of objects, arts and vessels replicas. As Portugal was once the major naval force on Earth, I should've expected the opposite! Worth a visit! The museum store is really nice too.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To me this was fascinating. Of course, it probably isn't for everyone, but the Portuguese were quite the seafarers for early civilization and advanced the knowledge of man as he discovered the world. It has some great pieces in it, and does a good job explaining and showing the advancements over time. The historical characters I read about in middle... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

about navy is certenaly the best in world If you like boats go there. Even you don´t love boats it´s worth a visit because at the the end of the museum you can see real kings boats, very nice and full of history

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't actually have time to see the museum, but we took Rick Steves' advice and ate at the café. It has real food, and it's really good - and so is the sangria. Even in late October, Belem is terribly popular with every tourist in Lisbon, so it was really great to eat a really good meal and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this! You can not see it anywhere else. Wish I'd spent 3 hours. The signage is ok but a guide will increase your enjoyment enormously. I used a guide who wrote the book, "At Table With The Navy." Brought it to life! Paulo Santos (paulojusantos@yahoo.com) Model ships, real ships and planes, maps old and new, paintings of the sea,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The museum starts quite good but has not all explanations I English unfortunately. Many of them are just in Portuguese and considering the mass of tourists and the entrance fee that isn't ok. The museum is also very dark and presentation is made very poor and old fashioned. The hall of the real ships is quite a dissapointment as no... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

If you are visiting Belém, the monumental part of Lisbon, just go till the end of Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Belém (Jerónimos) and you will see this museum that will take you to a trip of Portuguese Discoveries History...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Except for confusion relative to the entrance (construction work blocked the usual entrance, the museum was as it promised. History of maritime materials, with an emphasis on Vasco da Gama. Alas, the museum is dark; could profit from better illumination.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I am not sure what we were expecting except that in the General Archive of the Indies in Seville, there were the ancient maps and reports on display. . Here, all one has are ship models, some replicated uniforms and some instruments like sextants, etc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

ok but very boring exposition. I love the theme and given Porugals history I had greater expectations. not really worth the price.

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