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History of the military in the Azores

The fortress houses very informative military items in a timeline fashion. You can spend a lot of... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2023
crmammamia
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North Pekin, Illinois
Military Museum

The Fort of São Brás dates from the late 16th century. Inside is a military museum, which had... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2023
Robert D
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 5 November 2014

A very interesting military museum giving insite into Portugal's participation in foreign wars. The museum is set inside a fort whichis located on the port of Ponta Delgada, where visitors wend their way through various rooms filled with militaria and written explanations in Portuguese ( but you don't need to knowmthe language to appreciate it). Walk up to the top of the fort for beautiful views of the port.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Cheap admission (Euro3), extensive displays of arms and armaments from the past five centuries, but the best part is walking through the stone tunnels and looking out through the slits and ports of an old Portugese fort.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

We came upon the military museum on a weekend when they were offering entrance for free, so the price was perfect! The museum was very interesting and fun to view as we wandered from room to room. Following the stairs to the top offered a fantastic view of the harbour. It was a nice way to spend some time.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

For a very reasonable price we were able to view some Azores Portuguese history. We walked through the exhibits and climbed to the top of the fortress walls on a cool damp morning. The museum features many exhibits from the 20th century and doesn't have tonnes of English labelling but was well worth the visit.

So far Ponta Delgada has not been turned into a total tourist destination which means things like this museum and the wonderful churches are there for the people,not just for the tourists. It is nice to see what is important to Azoreans and Portuguese not just what the cruise ships want.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

This museum was about what we expected. It was a very windy, wet and cool day so we didn't have much else to do. It was inexpensive.

Date of experience: October 2014
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