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“Superbe collection!”
Review of Museu de Marinha

Museu de Marinha
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Ranked #53 of 430 things to do in Lisbon
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well as ship models. Portugal was a world leader in maritime exploration (Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, etc.)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superbe collection!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

A must see if you have some interest in military history and discoveries. You even get to see real weapons, armors, uniforms and plenty of models from the first exploration WarShip -1300 to the latest -2008. The museum is arranged in a way that you begin back in times and walk up to modern days while witnessing the evolution of the portuguese military and civil navy

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Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The history of Portugal remains untold.”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum has so much material that could be used to tell the history of how continents were discovered, about colonialism and its consequenses and the rise and fall of a super power. But it just doesn't do that.

Visited July 2014
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“Lisbon Maritime Museum”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Overall a bit of a let down, considering the wealth of naval history the Portuguese have. Just didn't feel the story got told in any sense, there were plenty of scale models but it was all about the 'how' and not about the 'why'. Didn't compare at all favourably with the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Admission is cheap (~EUR6) but I would have much rather paid double and seen better.

Visited July 2014
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Campbell, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Sail back in time”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was much more interesting that I thought it would be. It was fascinating to see all of the ships that sailed the seas when Portugal dominated the oceans. Upon entering the museum, one sees the map of the world as seen through the Portugese explorors. It's very impressive. The main hall contains numerous sailing vessels, including side views of how the men were accommodated and the supplies were stored. The museum includes fishing vessles throughout the ages, and ends up in another hall where personal long boats and royal transports are exhibited. At the end of the tour is a restaurant and gift shop, and wonderfully clean bathrooms.

Visited May 2014
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Enjoyable two hours visit”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is large amount of ship models and parts of actual ships, for anyone that is a fan of nautical history this place is a must see. It takes you back to the time when great explorers were set to sail into the unknown and you realize what kind of a naval force Portugal actual was. Everything is placed in chronological order so you start with Vasco de Gama and finish with post WWII ships. We spent about two hours, on the end of the walk there is a room with actual boats, mostly fishing. If you are not much of a boat fan you can skip this attraction as I can think many ways to spend 6 EURos and couple of hours on different place.

Visited June 2014
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