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Museo del Tratado de Tordesillas

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Address: Casas del Tratado | Plaza del Mayor, 1,, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain
Phone Number: 983771067
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Must see for history

I learnt a few things here which I should have remembered from school. Interesting little museum as stated by other writers. Town worth a visit, maybe a overnight stay as its a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately audioguide only in spanish and visual explanations only spanish portuguese and english. The treaty through which spaniards and portuguese devided the world to be discovered and taken possession of in 1494 is nicely illustrated.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I learnt a few things here which I should have remembered from school. Interesting little museum as stated by other writers. Town worth a visit, maybe a overnight stay as its a nice area. Prices in town seemed OK as its a bit tourist.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum with lots of interesting maps. Short bits of Information in Spanish & English on most of the exhibits / information boards.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Trully enjoyed this museum, we had a guide , but there was a lot of translation. A lot of models of the palace where the catholic monarchs lived, but the main ocupant was juana 1 of castile . Its state of repair became irreversible so king carlos 3rd ordered it demolished in 1773. The spae is filled by new structures... More 

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LISBON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very interesting. Well organized gives a good idea how was the world before and after Tordesillas Treaty. In a wall we can see all events ocured in XV and XVI centuries that show the importance of Spain and Portugal and the complicity between both shown by a lot of marriages. All atmosphere is very authentic. A very good time passed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Tordesillas is packed with history and the The Treaty of Tordesillas surpasses them all as it was and still is, of great global significance. For the first time ever, the global powers (Spain & Portugal) decided how to carve up the then known world outside Europe. The intrigues both before and after the signing of the Treaty makes fascinating reading... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is worth a visit as it helps you understand the history of how new world was apportioned, with before and after - which even my teenage kids found interesting!

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although there are a few old pieces, it isn't so much a museum as a centre explaining the background to the treaty (the state of geographical knowledge at the time, ships' capabilities…), with models of Columbus's ships, contemporary books on navigation, navigational instruments, copies of maps of the western ocean, and explanations of Spanish and Portuguese interpretations of and modifications... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Treaty House features the story of how the Spanish and Portuguese monarchies, with a little help from the Pope, met to divide up the western world by drawing lines on a map, the purpose being to avoid disputes over newly discovered territories; very interesting for those who have a taste for history.

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Cascais, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

A place with a unique importance in the history of the world. It was here that the kings of Spain and Portugal divided in half the unknown world ... It has an area quite informative The site could be a little more snug

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