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Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento

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Address: Avenida Beira Mar 800 | Orla Norte, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45810-000, Brazil
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A well presented historic reminder of the courage and seamanship of Portuguese sailors and Ships. Whilst not fitted out it is a wonderful replica in size and sure to enthuse young... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Bandirma, Turkey
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Ship is really big and good illustration but just this. And they have small museum about Cabral and indios. So isso.

Thank Lostradamus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It is supposed to be some kind of museum, but it fails in every single way. Some kids make up history and the content is terrible. Even the ship is a disgrace. Stay away from it.

Thank Jairo M
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A well presented historic reminder of the courage and seamanship of Portuguese sailors and Ships. Whilst not fitted out it is a wonderful replica in size and sure to enthuse young and old. As a non Brazilian I appreciate it more when the guide explained that from 119 ships only three made it on the shores of a country now... More 

Thank dcs774
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

The real size ship is not the best remake, but it´s great to go with kids so they can feel a bit of how it used to be back there. It cost R$10,00 each.

Thank Bruno L
Calgary, Canada
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My kids loved the real sized scale Portuguese nave you have inside this place. There is also monitors to explain and tell you curiosity about the colonization life. It is a really interesting place to visit!

Thank Vanessa P
Florianópolis, Brazil
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The great part of this tiny museum is the life size replica of Pedro Álvares Cabral ship. There is also a botanical garden with all the natural flora from the region during the time of the Portuguese arrival in 1500s.

Thank Drica72
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88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

In the absence of local museums that conveys the history of the discovery of Brazil, this is THE attraction. It is not exactly a museum - maybe it is better than that, even if it relies much more on reproductions, like plottered banners and mixed indigenous "gadgets" that not necessarily belong to the tribes of the region and to the... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Although nobody can say for certain, this may really have been the place where Cabral discovered Brazil. I like to think about how it happened, more than 500 years ago.

Thank Mike V
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2011

Otherwise, it is just a big cross with an extremely touristy pseudo-indian market for tourists. Landscape is nice

Thank JackGMiami

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