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“Good for a short visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museu Militar dos Acores

Museu Militar dos Acores
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Ponta Delgada Walking Tour
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good for a short visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Very easy walk from the cruise dock, as is most of Ponta Delgada. Just go west (left) from the dock for about six blocks and you are there, standing in front of an old fort that is still in use as a military base. Enter past the formal guard, enter a well-marked room and pay your 2 euro admission. This is a self-guided tour through six or seven display rooms scattered throughout the old fort. You can go through the ancient tunnels and go topside on a small section of the old wall. But remember, this is a small but active military base, so pay heed to the Restricted Access signs!

Across the street from the fort is a plaza shared by the Convent and Church of Our Lady of Hope Santo Cristo, another interesting place to visit.

Visited May 2013
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“Rather disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

It's in the old fort at the western end of the harbour. Most of the displays are of arms and pretty much any description is in Portuguese. Historically it would have been worth having more info displays in multi languages sothat the items and displays could be put into context. But it's only 2 Euros entrance fee ....or 1 Euro if you are a Senior!

Visited April 2013
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“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you are in the area this museum is well worth a visit. It is not expensive at €4 and is full of history and interesting facts and is stuffed to the gills with artefacts

Visited April 2013
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