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Antigo Mercado de Escravos

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Reviewed 3 days ago

When you think of slavery, your thoughts are quite often` drawn to the southern United States. Here is a museum that provides the details you're missing; the conditions, the slave market and the wealth built on the misery of slavery. Truly a stop to increase...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good way to learn about Portugal's role in the slave trade. It's a rare opportunity. All visitors should take the time for this short visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Francois D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is part of Lagos history, it was a market for buying and selling slaves (escravos) I didn't go inside, but just seeing the building was enough, it's in the centre. Not much to see to really.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed December 7, 2018

The story of how Lagos was the first European city to have a Slave Market (on this site) was interesting. Explanations are ok, and upstairs an iPad is provided for more in depth coverage of displays, but one leaves thinking that this story could be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Craig B
Reviewed October 22, 2018

My husband I visited the slave trade museum back in 2011 when it was just the one tiny room. At that point we had felt it was too small for Lagos' involvement but also assumed they can only cater for demand and if people weren't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a small museum - there is not much to see there - just to read and find out about the history of Lagos. Anyway - I am glad we have visited it as it costs only 3 euros per person, you will appreciate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emilia G
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Considering Lagos played a major role in the transitions of a huge amount of people this museum made up of 1 small room downstairs and another 2 upstairs round the corner this is a huge disappointment. Lagos has tried to inform us using black monoliths...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Well, the museum itself is modern and nicely put in a historical building and that’s mostly the positive about it. Unfortunately the city failed to display this dark chapters of its own history in a satisfying way. Yes, you learn that Lagos was one of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Lagos, being well known for its slavery in the 16th century, now has a museum/exhibition about the slave trade. The entrance fee is 3 euros, not so bad, but I must say, I was not impressed. With actually very little knowledge about the city's involvement...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting aspect of the city. The lady working on the top floor floor was great. I went to ask her a question and she ended up giving me alot of background information about what's in the museum. If you're not satisfied with what's on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Gakeitse | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think TA is the place through which you get an instant response. Best to look at the Museum’s website. I enjoyed visiting so hope you got to see it.