Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe

Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe

Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe
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swahilistyle
Milan, Italy225 contributions
Aug 2022
to be a 'national' museum it is ... let's say ... minimal. However it is worth the visit (half an hour) because the guide (included in the very cheap entrance fee) will show interesting pieces of the colonial times and some terrific abuses of that times. The fort itself is to be visited.
Written August 16, 2022
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Film G
New England973 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
An ancient fortress that is in very good condition. The exhibits are OK, but ramble a bit. Very little explanation is provided. You'll need a guide. Be sure to go out on the terrace to see the lighthouse and great views. In all, worthwhile. A visit takes about 30 minutes.
Written October 11, 2023
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Odysseus33
Lausanne, Switzerland27 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I gave visited national and cultural museums in Mali, Senegal, Ghana And now Sao Tomé. The best if the bunch was the one in Bamako. The standards match the budgets and the standards of training of the administrators and curators in question. Having said that they are, for me at the least, always worth the visit. Go and see and learn!
Written April 15, 2019
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Elisabete P
Luanda, Angola66 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This is a fort building by the portugueses made in a museaum, with things of the colonial period. Interesting.
Written February 19, 2018
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Eddiemack
Pompano Beach, FL453 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Our ship anchored off shore so it was necessary to tender to the pier. The town center is about a mile inland. It's a volcanic island originally controlled by the Portuguese. There's evidence of the colonial influence everywhere in what is the Capital. It's very compact and walkable. The National Museum is housed in a 16th Century former fortress overlooking the ocean and is worth a visit. Many of the items on display are religious in nature and are on loan from the numerous Catholic churches in the area. There's a local woman that will give you a tour and explain the history of the island. Be aware of the "Chamber of Horrors" displaying photos of people being tortured and murdered.

We were treated to a surprise when we reached the city square. When a ship is in port, local citizens dress up in period costumes, telling a story through dance and music of the Portuguese settling here to operate sugar cane plantations. Other points of interest around the center are the Presidential Palace and several charming squares. The city market will provide insight into the life of the people living here. Watch for vendors tugging their ears indicating their merchandise is extra good.
Written February 22, 2016
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Ines J
Funchal, Portugal26 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
At this Museu you get a perspective of slavery work in the begining of 20th century, the way of living of the owners of the Roças ad the shame of the slaves massacre
Written February 4, 2019
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden585 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Small museum showing some of the history and activities on the islands. Hopefully the person selling the tickets will give you a guided tour
Written November 10, 2018
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Nelson Cerqueira
Lisbon, Portugal43 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
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 diference between a " slave" and the land lords ( Since 18 century the slavery was abolished in name but in the practical terms not ) The curious is the population don't have the usual hate for the ones that were the masters . Its a calm and affable and friendly people .
Written May 31, 2018
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Hugh W
Dorking, UK73 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Start your Sao Tome trip here and you'll get a good feel for the island and its history. Many of the rooms have been preserved very well.
Written September 15, 2017
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Ralph R
London, UK404 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Formally a house/fort on the sea front, the museum is of Portuguese heritage. Rooms run off the central courtyard, and steep steps on each side to a second storey, to the ramparts above, where cannons are pointing out to sea - a lot of the intricate stonework had been damaged. Many of the rooms are furnished. Entrance to dungeon in the middle,of the courtyard where insubordinate slaves were drowned ..... placed below at low tide, they did not survive high tide. Entrance fee required and photographs prohibited.
On a Sunday many of the local families congregate nearby to socialise and BBQ and the children enjoy taking turns to leap into the sea from the wooden jetty. Lads play football on the beach opposite, and the girls promenade in their colourful dresses.
Written January 30, 2017
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