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Museu de Marinha

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maritime museum is right behind the Jeronimos monastery. It may not be on traveler's top of the list for place to visit, but it is definitely under-rated. The cost is $5 for adult and $2.5 for children. Lisboa card didn't seem to work here as we didn't get any discount. At first I thought the museum is pretty small, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In order to understand Portugal, you have to know about their Maritime history. This is such an excellent Maritime museum, perhaps the best I have ever seen. The ship models are incredible works of art and the history is fascinating. Wish I had my Kids with me for this visit and I would go back a second time as there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love the sea and all things associated with it you must visit this wonderful museum. It is vast, and covers Portuguese maritime history from the times of the discoverers up until fairly modern times. The cabins from the Portugues royal yacht are amazing! A must do in Lisbon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Without doubt my best memory of the whole trip to Lisbon! I spent almost 4h in there. Amazing collection, really well made models, impressive art and really detailed and interesting explanations. Everything really well lit and organized. Beautiful and taken care of. And the hall with the real ships, OH GOD!! Seriously. I'm a navy history geek, but even somebody... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at this museum.Interesting exhibits with English translations and beautifully detailed models of ships.On a par with Greenwich Naval Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place to learn about the big discoveries. Also Portuguese ships throughout history. Vasco da Gamas coffin is in the church close by. The church costs nothing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I like history, I like boats. I got a bunch of both this day. I enjoyed specially the first part, more focused in the discovery era. Its a place of quietness in the touristic part of Lisbon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is an undersold gem . The popular visit in Belem is next door and this gets overlooked a lot quieter and the history of sea exploration over the centuries is very well presented from the time you walk in to the end. It makes you realise the importance of this sea going nation.

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Belem
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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