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Museu de Marinha

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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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Praca Imperio | -, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum was calm and uncrowded, unlike the other major sights in Belem. It is well laid out and presented insights into Portugal's fascinating maritime history. We particularly enjoyed seeing the tiny sea plane, in which the first transatlantic crossing was made. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mavowilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must for museum lovers and sailors. The exhibits are very good. Depending on your interest you need a minimum of an hour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed May 9, 2019

My family very much enjoyed this museum - there was a lot to see. It's slightly old-fashioned but the exhibits are fascinating.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank yvonneo585
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Well worth a visit. It covers Portugal’s early exploration efforts very thoroughly and has a great display of boats, both in models and in actual boats preserved over the centuries.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank php320
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Belem, a focal point for the explorers and seafarers of Portugals golden age, a great place for a maritime museum that gives you a great insight into the men who sailed dangerous sees and charted what to them were dangerous and unknown lands. Add to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Puttmans
Reviewed April 10, 2019

I won't say that we stumbled on this museum, since we knew that it existed, but I wasn't expecting what we saw. After paying admission with perhaps the most disinterested museum staff ever, we were treated to an excellent overview of Portuguese maritime history. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Darryl B
Reviewed April 2, 2019

As the name implies, this museum tells the story of Portugal’s maritime history. It begins, basically, in the 15th century with the onset of Portuguese exploration, culminating in the epic expedition of Vasco da Gama, around the tip of Africa to India. There are some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nippnsc
Reviewed March 29, 2019

It was in the west segment of the exquisite monastery that mariners had mass before setting sail on their discoveries. So it is an inspired location for this enthralling museum of the sea. With a frontage that is beautiful, soaring towers with exquisite stone craft,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank permia
Reviewed March 24, 2019

DO NOT TAKE KIDS HERE, THEY WILL DIE OF BOREDOM. (OUR MARITIME MUSEUMS GREENWICH AND FALMOUTH ARE BETTER FOR YOUNGSTERS) Situated at the side of the Geronimos Monastery, nearby Belem train station. No queues. Hundreds of model boats (yawn) but a good exhibition of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carosanto
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

What a great museum, a must for anyone with any interest in the sea. Well laid out,with spectacular models, all information in English and a wealth of artefacts from Portugal’s rich maritime history

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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Response from José S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't Know.I have contatcts with british company Garland Navegação Ltd Lisbon and I suggest to contact British Embassy