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Museu de Marinha

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 210 977 388
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A soul of portugal

The Portuguese were one of the people responsible with the Mongol Empire to start globalization. Discovery of new lands, new products, spices and foods and other peoples... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Portuguese were one of the people responsible with the Mongol Empire to start globalization. Discovery of new lands, new products, spices and foods and other peoples technologies. The greatness of Portuguese navigation was responsible for the discovery of the route sailing up the southern African continent a place never before navigated. And they found and mainly colonized Brazil and... More 

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My only comment is that with Portugals vast maritime history, I expected the museum to be bigger. This is not a fault just a curiosity. The museum itself was very well presented, good flow through the exhibits and everything was duplicated in English, which was not the case in a museum in Italy. With the Lisboa card you get a... More 

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Sinsheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are into ships this is a must-visit museum for you covering the maritime history of Portugal with great ship models, exhibits and nicely structured information ... from the times of Vasco da Gama or Columbus into the modern navy times. Great exhibits - very well done

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a surprisingly large collection. There are a lot of ship models, obviously, but there are also many paintings, equipment and other interesting stuff. I think it's worth a visit and there's definitely more to see there than in other more prominent city's attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shows a lot of great history about portugese maritime history. A lot of maps and models, also some royal vessels can be seen in the flesh

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting collection of maps, uniforms and ship models. Good history stories too. Gift shop a bit limited

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

If you like maritime stuff this is for you. I wanted to see astrolabs, early sextants, and they had a nice collection as well as models of caravels used in the age of exploration. Surprising to me was their large collection of barges, including one with 80 oarsmen that was used by Queen Elizabeth II.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The history of the museum goes back to King Luís I (1838-1889) to preserve Portuguese maritime history. And it succeed. The current building, part of it in the Monastery of Jeronimos with a "new wing" open in 1963. On permanent display you can find all kind of and replicas since the XV Century. Also you can ask access to specific... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Very interesting displays showing the growth of Portuguese maritime operations over the years. We learned a lot just in this section of the museum alone. 95+% of the display placards were in both Portuguese and English. The Maritime Museum (in English) is in the former monastery section of the Monastery of Jeronimos in the Belem section of Lisbon. In a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went there on a sunday in may, you might not know, visiting a museum on sundays is often for free, so many portugese people will go there, you have to be in time!!

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Staying in Belem

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Belem
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.