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Antigo Mercado de Escravos

Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal
+351 282 762 301
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worth a visit

modest and humbling reminder of how things were for the poor and unfortunate slaves usually art and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian O
Evocative

This small museum is well worth an hour of your time. It’s centrally located and close to other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal
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+351 282 762 301
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

modest and humbling reminder of how things were for the poor and unfortunate slaves usually art and some quirky exhibitions - and across the way by Dois Irmaos - is another lovely little gallery

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum is well worth an hour of your time. It’s centrally located and close to other historical sights. One ticket can be bought to cover this, St Anthony’s church and the Fort. The lower room has a few exhibits, including manacles. The upper...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

We were staying in the town so visited here on a rainy day. It is only two rooms and was rather expensive for a few sentences which they have spread out. Better outside than in save your money and don’t bother

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Pretty sobering thought to be in the place where the first African slaves were brought to Europe. The museum is pretty tiny and it isn’t made clear that there is a second floor around the corner. I feel more could be made of this if...More

Thank Danny D
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

This was one of the first markets where African slaves were sold in Europe. Having traveled South America and the Caribbean, it is an interesting corner of the history of slavery. I found the tablets a bit cumbersome, but I did enjoy the displays.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

if you are in Lagos you can stop by. it is surprising that such a small town was the actual base of slave trading

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Enjoy the old town, yeah it's a bit touristy but enjoyable, and take note of this small building. It is very important in American history. This is where slaves were first sold. FYI, the Portuguese invented plantation slavery, the Spanish took it over and brought...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

If you can, tale a look at this place. It's scary but a bit of interesting history. It is situated right by the habour walk

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Well worth a visit and good value at €3 per adult. We were in and out in 30 minutes A reminder of mans inhumanity to man !

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

This is a small museum that is not very interesting. There is a small display of cabinets with very little of interest in them, it is meant to explain about the introduction of slaves from Africa but it could have been done better. You first...More

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