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Museu do Combatente
Ranked #169 of 475 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This attraction is right beside the Tower Of Belem in Lisbon and it is a fort built in the 1780's. Contains Combatant´s Museum, with exhibitions from great war to peace operations. You can enter a trench of great war and see 500 planes all made in scale showing the history of aviation of the XXth century, exhibitions from Navy, Air Force, Army and Security Forces.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum as I have a love of military history and have been studying Portugal's wars in Africa. So, it was very educational and also seeing historical items and exhibits of WW1. It was interesting and humbling to see visit the war memorial next door and walk around seeing all the names on the wall. But, I greatly enjoyed seeing all the displays and models that were in the museum.

Thank ak474me
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

This place is located just next to the World heritage site - Torre de Belem (which is a wonderful site to visit!), and occupies a old fort, army compound. Surrounding it there´s a nice garden, lawn with a monument for the brave soldiers of the Portuguese Colonial war.
Despite this beautiful setting and the cheap entrance fee the interior is quite different... Inside old (mainly from the 70´s) restored pieces of tanks, planes and guns are scattered without any apparent order throughout the place. There´s also old barracks, now converted in exposition rooms, with war posters, old maps, uniforms, miniatures and medals. Videos with war images passing in a TV.
The all space despite being in a very beautiful and with a marvelous surrounding with view over the Tagus river, the content and concept is very dated...

Thank Pedro M
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Must see the wall with the names of all the fallen soldiers, during the wars in witch Portugal was involved, and more recently, also in the peacekeeping missions.

Thank EgrojSneif
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Moseu Do Combatenete is situated in the Fort of the Good Success just behind the Belem Tower. That small museum dedicated mostly to the rank and file Portuguese soldier. There are uniforms, armament, rank insignias, and personal belongings of Portuguese Soldiers starting from the colonial wars till nowadays. Some stuff in the exhibition is really unique. Outside the museum building you can see US tank M3 Stuart, 75 mm. French field gun of WW I period and other guns and armament used by the Portuguese Armed Forces. There are also arms and armament produced by different countries which was captured by Portuguese Army during the last colonial wars in Africa. Yes indeed, the Guard mounting ceremony is worth to see just to be familiar with Portuguese military drills and ceremonies. To my mind the Fort and its museum are excellent national memorial and tribute to all Portuguese soldiers and officers. I highly recommend visiting that place and spending there one and half hour. This is the fabulous place to finish the day in Belem.

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Reviewed August 13, 2011

I was not sure what to expect but was given the very low costi thought it was worth seeing. There was a very interesting model airplane exhibit which perked my interests. There was many old military artifacts neatly arranged. It was all in Portugese and English which made it convenient for me an English speaker. It was a bit interesting that they also had a painting and photo exhibit which I thought was out of place but it added some flavor to the visit. At the front of the museum are two guards that do a change on some prearranged schedule. All in all a good visit, not world class but worth the small price.

Thank rgmccollum
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