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Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe

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A mix of different aspects of the history and nature of the Island

A mix of old and contemporary history, some interesting artefacts from colonial times and outline... read more

Reviewed today
Porto, Portugal
Museum with beautiful view from the top.

This was one of the forts in São Tomé that protected the town from enemies. The fort is located... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kevin S
Stockholm, Sweden
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Fortaleza Sao Sebastiao, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
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Reviewed today

A mix of old and contemporary history, some interesting artefacts from colonial times and outline of the struggle throughout the years as well as the outcome in independence from Portugal. Also showing some information about turtles and wildlife. There was a guide who showed me...More

Thank Jimmy_Swe
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the forts in São Tomé that protected the town from enemies. The fort is located beautifully by the ocean where the local people gathers to have a picnic and eat street food. The fort itself is very nice and inside there...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed July 28, 2018

It seems that it's one of the only places on the island that presented its history - which could be wonderfully rich and culturally interesting. Unfortunately, as in many other places on the island, this only museum has not been maintained enough to showcase its...More

Thank T L
Reviewed June 29, 2018

If you are desperate to fill in time, this is something you could go and see. A guide will take you around for a minimal price, but don't expect any addition to what you may read in a guidebook. Read up on the history first...More

Thank ThreeDugongs
Reviewed May 31, 2018

It's a old Portuguese fort edification used to defend the island from pirates attacks in last century. This building was turned into a museum to show us the history from São Tome since they were discovered by Portuguese sailors to last events . Reveals the...More

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Beautiful fort, well maintained and contains all of the history of the island with with their leather back conservation effort. If you're not a Portuguese speaker, you definitely need a guide to translate for you.

Thank Joan N
Reviewed April 1, 2018

In the restored Forte de São Sebastião is now housed the National Museum of São Tomé e Principe. Whoever is interested in the past, the history and culture of the islands should not miss it. Besides the attractive fortress itself there are various exhibits inside,...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed February 19, 2018

This is a fort building by the portugueses made in a museaum, with things of the colonial period. Interesting.

Thank 848elisabetep
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Small museum situated in an old Portuguese fort. Entrance is €2,- It's worth a visit but don't expect too much. Most interesting was the man who guided us (included in entrance fee) who was very well informed and was obviously happy and proud to answer...More

Thank Petermontijn
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Interesting fort now a museum Contains splendid rooms full of colonial time material as well as items of interest from the independence movement. Good views from the upper levels. Luckily we had an English speaking guide. A very good introduction to this pleasant country.

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Uri Ayn R
September 2, 2015|
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Wow! This is a touch above my pay-grade ... I am actually simply a traveller who happened to spend time in the wonderful country, and really can't thrown much light on their recreational habits or hobbies. Sorry!