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Museu de Portimao

Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500-607, Portugal
+351 282 405 230
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Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500-607, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience, you feel like in XIX w, unfortunately not many exhibits, but those you can find there are excellent. Thank you for nice Sunday

Thank Mateoski
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Museu de Portimao is centered around Poritmao and its sardine fishing history and features a lot of interesting exhibitions, the location is close to the water front, and is ideal for everyone.

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This museum is on the site of an old sardine canning factory, there is a lot of information about this, which is interesting - learned a lot about the process. The rest of the museum is dedicated to local events and the people of Portimao...More

1  Thank Linda7491
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Interesting museum about the canned sardines production as it was decades ago. Gives a good view of how people worked and lived here till, say, 30 years ago. The production was very labour intensive. All over Portugal this industry was given the final blow when...More

Thank vangaelh
Reviewed 19 October 2017

what a quaint little museum, dedicated to the history of the area and local people, who would have thought a tin of sardines could of been so interesting, but I was wrong, it was a intriguing and very interesting, explaining, the origins of Portimao ,...More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a lovely,airy museum covering the history of Portimao, the sardine history,and the ethnic mix of people living in the town and area. The exhibits are well presented with all the ways of keeping you interested from static displays to films .There is also...More

1  Thank cjmorpeth
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We had a stroll around the marina came across the museum. Its not that big but you could spend a few hours here its in the old sardine factory and the majority of the exhibits are related to this well worth a visit for something...More

Thank Grahamballivor
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The museum of Portimao is very interesting, it shows the history of the city and the nearby areas from the Stone Age untill now. The most interesting and interactive part is the old machinery from the caned sardines industry. You can view and touch the...More

1  Thank Nort v
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This old sardine factory has been completely modernised, making a beautiful museum. Showing the history of the area and the production of tinned sardines, including all the old equipment used. Clean, well presented, very interesting and only €3, with students free. This is a lovely...More

1  Thank Alasdair Y
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This museum was very educational and a good place to experience the way fishes are caught and then processed. The submarine at the bottom on the museum made it feel real.

Thank Tanisha G
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4 December 2017|
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Response from WestCork3 | Reviewed this property |
we paid €4 because we went to the Monumentos Megaliticas de Alcalar also. It's not too far from alvor by car. You can walk to Museu de Portimao from the centre of Portimao but there is free parking along the waterfront also... More