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Portuguese Discoveries Wax Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Short travel into Portuguese history

The idea behind this exhibition is to get people acquainted in a more attractive way with important... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Bucharest, Romania
Interesting little museum

Interesting little museum. A lot of Portugal's history and I learned a lot. The wax figures are... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Rebeca S
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The Wax Museum of the Portuguese Discoveries tells us about a spectacular and exciting journey through time: the History of the Discoveries in 16 different scenarios, in an educational but also entertaining way. This is done through a thematic...more
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Marina de Lagos | Marina de Lagos - Edificio Astrolabio Loja 3, Lagos 8600-780, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

voyages of discovery.all about portuguese sailors and kings and their great achievements. very informative and interesting.loved the wax models and information.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The idea behind this exhibition is to get people acquainted in a more attractive way with important landmarks of Portuguese history that are linked to Lagos itself to some extent. The wax statues of historic personalities are just means to this end. We appreciated the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Interesting little museum. A lot of Portugal's history and I learned a lot. The wax figures are well mantained and the panels with text were easy to read and well written.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rebeca S
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I'm not sure what I was expecting but this did feel more like a museum than a wax works. It takes you through a history of Portugal from about the 14th-18th centuries. There's a LOT to read and, because the English isn't perfect, you do...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Very limited but it does give a potted history of the area. Something to do if you have a couple of minutes to spare. Staff on the desk are quite solemn so don't expect to be greeted with a smile!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Outroamin
Reviewed 24 March 2018

At the North end of the Marina this is a very informative place and has waxwork dummies of the famous Portugese kings and explorers. Also maps to show where they got to. Only 3 Euro to get in and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Roddy H
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I admit I'm a sucker for wax museums. But sometimes the "facts" are so off. Not in this case. In a 20 minute visit, we learned a lot about Portuguese history. And while I'm not sure if the wax figures actually resemble their real-life historical...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KenJ1957
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not exactly Madame Tussauds . A very interesting attraction detailing the great age of Portuguese discovery, Good value at €6 per adult . It took us about an hour from start to finish.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank _steveloretta15
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The exhibition shows the progress of naval history in Portugal. The signs are in Portugese and English and follow round in a logical order. This is wax display with the models dressed in clothing of the period. Ok it the isn't on the same scale...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dbeckhamEssex
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A fully accessible compact museum with well presented information in both Portuguese and English. Starting your visit ti the area here gives a fantastic understanding of not only LAgos, but its bnavigational history and importance across the globe.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HazelBerg
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