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Museu Municipal Dr. Jose Formosinho

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Address: Rua General Alberto da Silveira, Lagos 8600-594, Portugal
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A quick visit

We visited this museum today on a combined ticket with the Fort for 5 euros. The museum is very unusual - quite small but an interesting collection of items which seem to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We visited this museum today on a combined ticket with the Fort for 5 euros. The museum is very unusual - quite small but an interesting collection of items which seem to be somewhat random. My favourite was the exquisite furniture in mini scale of houses in Portugal. Each room in a house was done to perfection. Also lots of... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Worth to visit by 3 euro. Showing some historical local stories, ancient stones, ceramics. Quite interesting than expected.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

We were glad we took our own guide books here as there is no information on the exhibits apart from in Portuguese. No guide books, audio-guides or visitor leaflets are available to purchase, so unless you pre-research your visit, it is likely that you will not get much benefit from your visit. The ticket office staff are most vehement that... More 

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Luxembourg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We entered this small museum with expectations of learning about Lagos. It is quirky with a bit of everything but not much of anything. You get to see the fabulous interior of the church although it is currently undergoing some renovations. if you want to get out of the heat for forty minutes then give it a go. Not exceptional... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

This was a very surprising but enjoyable find off the main square in Lagos. The museum is essentially two areas; one includes artefacts detailing the history of the area and is impressive and detailed. The highlight is, however, the San Antonio church, which is resplendent and must be viewed to be appreciated. Entry was very reasonable at only €1.50 each... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

This was part of my visit to Lagos. You need to pay 3 euros to get inside. There are interesting models of ancients boats used for navigation and a bit of history about the place itself. The view from the top lets you see much more of the bay.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

An interesting collection of local artefacts, some recent, some ancient. Also a nice collection of paintings of the area by local artists. The highlight is saved until last when you enter the beautiful gilded church of Santo Antonio. If you are over 65 you can get in half price.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Entrance to church and museum in one ticket.church is wonderful and museum has a collection of local items,pictures,dolls houses and lots more ....a real Aladdin's cave! Go if you can!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

It is worth to have a look inside. Very small but interesting. You can find lots of artefacts of Lagos. Golden Chapel is beautiful. You do not needeven 1 hour to spend there.

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Lagos, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The only museum in Lagos, a small one, compared to famous ones, but with a fantastic gold leaf covered church in the end of visit. The collection is a mix of art and burlesque, blended with antique. It also shows how life was some 50 years ago in algarve.

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