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Museu de Marinha

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Address: Praca Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 210 977 388
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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Very good, it has a lot of navy artifacts including old boats, various models of ships, it even has planes, including the legendary plane os Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Central Portugal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good, it has a lot of navy artifacts including old boats, various models of ships, it even has planes, including the legendary plane os Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Given the role of Portuguese maritime power in European and world history, this museum is worth a visit. I would have preferred more emphasis on the Age of Discovery and it would be nice if this section could be expanded. There is otherwise a comprehensive collection of model Portuguese naval and fishing vessels up to the present day, and a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum was a haven of peace ( just along the block from the very busy Jeronimos monastery) . It tells the story of Portuguese exploration of the world, which explains why Portuguese is spoken in some lands distant to Portugal ( did you know that the capital of Portugal was moved to Brazil at one time?). A fascinating story... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was no queue and there were so many things to see here. Maybe the ordering of displayed exhibition is not so clear, but still is great to see. What we found out is that many people skip the hangar with real life size boats displayed. This is the most interesting part of the museum, so be careful :)

Thank Sandra D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance is part of the Jeronimos Cloisters, but go in and you get gallery after gallery and a covered archway to a boat and seaplane museum that gives an exceptional feel for working boats, Royal barges and sea planes. If you have any interest in maritime history and want to see a whalers boat, a torpedo and an 80... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great narrative of Portugal's maritime history. They had a a lot of models for each era through the centuries and they had a room with original imperial barges. A great place if this sort of stuff "floats your boat". 😄

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Co-housed with - but largely eclipsed by - Lisbon's largest religious monument 'Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, the Useu da Marinha (Naval Museum) is well worth a visit and you don't have to queue for hours to get in! Adult entry fee is Euros 6.50 (Euros 3.20 for the over 65s) and for this one can spend hours learning more about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy how much we owe to the brave men of the 15/16th century. This museum manages to present the portuguese history of sailing in a very interesting way. The world wouldnt be such a fascinating place if the achiements in navigation and boatbuilding wouldnt exist. Definitely a recommendation especially on rainy or hot days

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

There are many pieces of marine history of Portugal from ships to anchors. It's interesting to see all these different marine materials. The museum is next to Jerenimos Monastery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

this is a fantastic place to visit if you want to understand the beginning of humans and sea exploration. The museum starts by describing how in the middle ages, the sea was an unknown and dangerous place. Then it describes initial sea faring routes done mostly by Portuguese, and moves into trade, wars, missionaries, and to the present day with... More 

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Staying in Belem

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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.