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“educational and historical”
Review of Museu de Portimao

Museu de Portimao
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed August 20, 2012

cant beat a bit of pride in ones past.

sardines was obviously vey important to portimao.

great for children especially if you explain everything

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is a lovely museum. We would have enjoyed it a lot more had all the exhibits had english translations. It amazes me why a museum located in a area surrounded by tourist resorts can not think of this. There is a video playing in the center of the museum which tells the story of the sardine canning industry and this has english sub-titles. Be sure to watch that first and then you will have a good idea what the machinery etc on display was used for. But there are other interesting exhibits there that only have no english descriptions. Another disapointment is that it has no air-conditioning. It was 35 degrees outside and id say something similar inside! They have no coffee shop or refreshments so needless to say we couldnt wait to get out of the place. Such a pity because it could be great.!

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We did' nt expect such a marvelous experience the staff were excellent and very helpful and informative. We were moved by our visit here

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Really enjoyed learning about the sardine canning history of Portimao. Well done exhibits on the history of the area, only problem for me was no English translations. The excellent video, The Sardine Game, set in 1948, has English subtitles.

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Interesting to see and to learn some history how south Portuguese people were used to live in the coast. There is also nice staff, always ready to answer to the questions. Well done.

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