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Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro

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Excellent Museum.

Situated right in front of the original battle monument, this very attractive, purpose-built... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2019
SunBunny50
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UK
One of the best Napoleonic battlefield museums there is. Highly educational for kids too.

WELL WORTH A VISIT. This museum / interpretation centre is very impressive indeed. As a Napoleonic... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Slakdaddy
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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Inaugurated on 21 August 2008 during the commemorations for the Bicentenary of the Battle of Vimeiro, the Battle of Vimeiro Interpretation Centre can be found on the Hill above Vimeiro, next to the Monument celebrating the 1st Centenary of the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua do Monumento 17-A | Lourinhã, Vimeiro 2530-835, Portugal
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+351 261 988 471
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Situated right in front of the original battle monument, this very attractive, purpose-built building is perfectly located to give a panoramic view of one of the main areas of fighting. You walk round at your own pace with a tablet giving written or audio commentary...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SunBunny50
Vimeiro_Batalha, Gestor de Front Office at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thanks for your visit and comment! We were very glad to hear you liked it. Best regards

Reviewed November 10, 2018

WELL WORTH A VISIT. This museum / interpretation centre is very impressive indeed. As a Napoleonic battlefield geek, my friend and I were blown away by this place. The guide spoke perfect english and even texted their resident historical expert to ask and answer a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Slakdaddy
Vimeiro_Batalha, Gerente de recepção at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It was na honour to have you here! We'll be expecting another visit in the future! Kind regards!

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We spent a very interesting hour in this modern museum about the Peninsular Wars and the battle of Vimeiro where the museum is sited The staff were very helpful and friendly, spoke good English and the iPad-type guide was easy to use. Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vimeiro_Batalha, Gerente de recepção at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thanks a lot for your kind words. Hope see again! Regards

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Centre excellent as historical centrepiece for visitors, with specific views over actual battlefield. Staff exceptionally helpful in describing events.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheila L
Vimeiro_Batalha, Gerente de recepção at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thanks for your visit and comment! Our best regards

Reviewed July 12, 2018

Not overly big but packed with information. We were given an iPad with everything in English and an interesting guide was available to help load the riffles. You need a good hour and then we then had lunch in the village. The museum was free...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Vimeiro_Batalha, Gestor at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

History display is excellent. They have a well prepared and very detailed translation of the war details from Portuguese to English.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ana R
Vimeiro_Batalha, Proprietário at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thanks for your visit! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Truly a good surprise. This small museum superbly presents the history of the Napoleonic invasions of Portugal and the specifics of the battle at Vimeiro where the British army defeated the French. Good exhibits supported by an impressive notepad based dialogue that is available in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Vimeiro_Batalha, Gestor at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your visit, kind words and for rating us!

Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Penha Longha and wanted a day visiting the sites of the Peninsular War so Vimeiro is a must see. The museum is very clearly set out with good information panels and iPads for children to review them (and adults if needed)...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed December 4, 2016

An interesting centre full of displays of one of the battles in the Peninsular war. All in information is in Portuguese, but they provide you with an English app on their device for you to listen to through the centre, which is very helpful. An...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were on a mystery tour drive & spotted a little brown sign to a monument. What we found was a superb visitor centre and museum with a very clever tablet based guide, and very friendly staff. We learnt about the Battle of Vimeiro and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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