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Museu de Marinha

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Address: Praca Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 210 977 388
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well...

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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Impressive history of navy

Great experience to see the history of portugeese navy and their contriution to the world exploration. Muzeum is easy to reach from the center, you can relax in coffee place in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Martin K
Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
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Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great experience to see the history of portugeese navy and their contriution to the world exploration. Muzeum is easy to reach from the center, you can relax in coffee place in the muzeum or in nearby park.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was very pleasantly surprised by this museum - the displays were interesting and informative and I learnt a lot about the maritime history of Portugal. Virtually all of the displays were in English as well as Portuguese. I loved the scale models in the main part of the museum but the highlight was the full-sized boats in the final... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great Museum and it could have had more but it was never a bore and it was filled, completely with ship models and maps. Well done if you like ships!

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fascinating museum - well worth a half day visit. The highlights are the high quality models of sailing ships which are accurate in every detail!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a cold, rainy day in February. At least we got dry, but it was as cold inside as out. Lots to see, but all the exhibits were scale models. Few real artifacts.

Thank vincenth1959
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i really enjoyed seeing over 70 carrages on one place. the gold and g?itz was amazing.we stayed a few hours on a rainy day.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portugal has a fantastic history of exploring the sea and the first part of the museum attempts to cover this, but surely there must be much more and more exciting ways to convey this story than a few maps, some ship models and some large posters? As a visitor you learn very little about the 1400-1500 explorers of the world.... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy very much the big museum and i have looked special interest the Portuguese discoveries and return to last centuries history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This place is very well planned. It will take approximately 4 hours to explore this display. The curators have to be thanked for giving this spectacle. The display starts from the very beginning (Ceuta) and ends in the modern age. The modern age is comparatively poor. However up to WWII, the them will walk you through real details. Will give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

very in-depth exploration timeline, answering all questions you had about the great explorers and their quest to the Indies. cannot be described in words, you just have to visit-It is fascinating

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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