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Address: Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525, Portugal

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Monument to man's inhumanity to man

interesting architecture of a building that was once the town's slave market. i never can believe how inhumane people can be, but this is history and it needs to be told so we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Montgomery, Alabama
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting architecture of a building that was once the town's slave market. i never can believe how inhumane people can be, but this is history and it needs to be told so we hopefully will never repeat it.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very interesting displays and being supplied with a tablet so you can get extra information was an excellent idea. Staff were very competent and understanding of someone who had no idea how to use the equipment, demonstrating and checking we were coping OK. The history was told plainly in good English and with two floors to explore it was excellent... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is an excellent small museum about the slave trade in Portugal. It is well laid out and explained in an interesting way.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Although reading the reviews for this museum and realizing it was quite small we still made a special point of returning to Lagos to see it. We had previously been here on a Monday when it was closed reopened for about a year the museum has been well done in a limited way. The iPads provided do give you some... More 

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Thank Lesterbeach
Lagos, Portugal
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good presentation of the artifacts, interactive, appealing ... an interesting and striking exhibition ... history at its best

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

On entering we happened to disturb the female member of staff sitting at the desk who obviously preferred to continue with painting in a notebook beside the till than serving us. Was all too much trouble for her! She starred at us when we asked how much, it all seemed just too much for her to even respond. We asked... More 

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Thank DB7GT
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This place closed on every Sunday. Despite the relatively low entrance fee at €3, I do not recommend the visit. There was only a handful historical items displayed. They provided you with an iPad, that you could click in at different display counters for additional online information and images. A clumsy and unappealing set up.

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Thank ErnestChoy
Faro, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Slave Market, dating from 1691, was the last of the buildings to support the Lagos Plaza, integrating in the context of rationalization of the resources and specialization of spaces that gave rise to the Shotguns Warehouse (ex- Quartel da Coroa, property classified as of municipal interest) and the neighboring Warehouse Regimental. Its designation results from the use of a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of flashy gizmos, with glass columns that light up with pictures and/or explanations of the slave trade, from a Portuguese perspective, but the items were repetitive and lacked any depth of fact. The tragedy and human cost of the slave trade seemed to be missing or dealt with in a very superficial manner. The interactive iPads was tech for... More 

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Thank Zinadine
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family from Brazil and it was staggering to learn of the number of slaves that passed through Lagos to either stay in Portugal of travel again to Brazil- around 10X the number that went to the USA! Overall it is not a big museum but it is well laid out, has embraced modern tech - they give... More 

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