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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 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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Museu da Marinha

One of museums to visit. If you like the maritime history and want to know a bit of Portuguese Navy, this is the place to visit. I recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel N
Baixa da Banheira, Portugal

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite one of the best museums ever ! There are so many wonderful exhibits detailing the marine history of Portugal. If that sounds a little dull or nerdy, it isn't. The costumes of the sailors over the years are fascinating. You will marvel how they ever managed to navigate the seas when you see the equipment they were using. This... More 

1 Thank Chrissybubs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner is a lover of everything to do with the sea so we stopped by here after the Monastery. It was very quiet but we were able to wander for at least an hour learning new things about the Portugese and their fame for navigation on the high seas. The model sailing ships were a sight to behold and... More 

Thank holidayaddictSurrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first impression wasnt good at all. When we asked for the prices, the lady at the desk said: look there! So after checking the prices we were a bit of discussing with my parents and siblings. There was no line and no one waiting for us or anything. The lady interrupted us with: so?! The lady wasnt very friendly...... More 

Thank Geoffrey W
Baixa da Banheira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of museums to visit. If you like the maritime history and want to know a bit of Portuguese Navy, this is the place to visit. I recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was King Louis who, on July 22, 1863, decreed the creation of a collection of testimonies related to the Portuguese maritime activity. This museum was born of the will expressed by the King, of huge artistic and cultural sensitivity, to preserve a historical past, so this also in the national collective memory. But the museum also reflects the laudable... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had visited here some years ago but got messed up (don't ask) and were disappointed. This trip I resolved to see it all. The models of ships take you through the entire history of the Portuguese Maritime. The ships nicely done and displayed to advantage. The royal yacht cabins towards the back quite interesting. The real gem here, though,... More 

1 Thank CheshireTurkey
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This museum is wonderful if you want to spend hours looking at models of Portugese ships, and cannons and so on. Personally, I would have liked more of the context, the human beings involved. What was life on the ships like and what consequences did their adventures have for mankind? A good guide would probably be able to transform a... More 

1 Thank BjornSm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was a very impressive museum that documents Portugal’s seagoing adventures from the early explorations through modern times. All of the exhibits were well maintained and had signage in English explaining the exhibit. While we were there many officers of the Portuguese navy were also reviewing the exhibits, thus even advanced sailors can learn. One interesting artifact is the anchor... More 

1 Thank JohnGalt2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Museu da Marinha covers the whole Portuguese navy from old times until nowadays. It is interesting, but not the best! However, I am not a navy lover! For those who are, the place should be amazing!!! Looots of information and items!!!

1 Thank Marcelo P
Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Well, what about to say , scince Portugal is attached to the Discoverys i thought to get a little bid more then just what i got . Visited the Museum wich is located in the Builduing called Jeronimo Convent in the end of November , during a week day , and payed for the single ticket ( addult ) 6... More 

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.