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“Old-fashioned fun with Portuguese history”

Portugal dos Pequenitos
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$419.50*
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Private Full-Day Coimbra World Heritage Tour from Lisbon
Ranked #10 of 92 things to do in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a fantastic mini-Portugal, from the history of the discoveries to the types of traditional houses to "famous architecture mash-ups" which are really clever. It is a bit pricey, and it could use a bit more care and upkeep, especially around the colonies' area. Also, it could use a major 21st century updating in the presentation of the colonies, which was awkward and imperialistic in tone-- bordering on outright racist. For that reason, I would suggest skipping that section with kids .

But the section further back, with the little houses to climb around, and the tales of the famous explorers and the "mini" cathedrals-- that is really charming, and we happily spent a half day here.

Thank Jenopolis
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

A facinating place to visit with or without children. Learn about Portugese influence around the world and regional features

1  Thank N10BOR
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Its the fastest way to know all Portuguese monuments and historic places. Excelent for kids and also very nice for Parents.

Thank SoniaTiago
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

When I was little, I used to like this park a lot. It is really fun for the kids as all the monuments and houses are children dimension. I still think kids will have a great time here.
However, as an adult, the experience was really different.
First we thought it was overpriced ( for Portuguese standards). The inscriptions are all in Portuguese and still from fascist times. The general tone is how great we were to have discovered so many nations and all the african nations are a bit portraited as in fascist times. So if you want to see how history was told to kids in fascist times, come here.
While there is nothing wrong with keeping the original ( its even interesting) some contextualization for the visitor would be more than welcome. The nine euros of fee should pay for some up-date information!

1  Thank Sofi67
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

If you have childrens, they will love Portugal dos Pequenitos because it's full with little houses and they can enter and play.
The adults can also enjoy the little typical houses and monuments and see the most important places in Portugal in reduced size.

Thank Filipoco
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