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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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Overwehelming volume, great story of Portugal's explorations

The Lisbon Maritime Museum is huge, spreading out through three wings of the St. Jerome monastery. It displays some 17,000 naval artifacts, including the world's largest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Thomas L
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lisbon Maritime Museum is huge, spreading out through three wings of the St. Jerome monastery. It displays some 17,000 naval artifacts, including the world's largest collection of astrolabes. The early sections tell the story of Portugal's breakthrough discovery of the trade routes to India and the Far East around Africa, sponsored by Prince Henry the Navigator and sailed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful museum celebrating the history of navigation and marine exploration. Great paintings, model ships and history from days gone past. A very unique experience about a nation that discovered much of the "new world".

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is housed in the western wing of the Jeronimos monastery in Belem. It is overlooked by most tourists, not because it isn’t excellent, but because most tourists are not interested in things nautical. It is an appropriate location, in part of the old monastery, because Portuguese navigator/adventurers went to mass here before setting off on their voyages of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must stop for history buffs. The museum is very well done and easy to navigate! The displays have English and the trip around the museum takes you on a trip through time. Lots of great models of ships which are the best and tons of old navigation instruments. This is a great place for adults and kids... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

…a part of the museum is under maintenance and closed at that time. At the same time a notice is erected and said that the admission fee is reduced AND if the used ticket was kept and presented next visit after the maintenance finish, admission fee discount is available. But on today 30/9/2016 we came with the used ticket on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very interesting maritime museum. Loved the ships loved the history. With a cafeteria and planetarium all together it is a great way to spend sometime with family and friends.

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 :)

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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.
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