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Museu de Portimao

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Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500-607, Portugal
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All reviews sardine canning english subtitles sardines canning factory interesting museum on display free entry fishing industry sub titles rainy day production line worth a visit artificial reef really enjoyed our visit local history fish factory processing plant
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very well presented. An excellent film at the outset sets the stage for a visit by relating the story of the origin of the building, its previous use and important role in the economics of the area. The displays are clearly marked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Canary163
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not all but many of us tourists go in and out of places, looking at buildings and trying restaurants. Portimao has been built on the sardine and eating it (and other fish) is what most tourists visit the town to do. Go visit the Museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karen e
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The location selected in a nice area you will get a sardine museum on top of a museum retracing the history of a former president Manuel Teixeira Gomes. This president will have to emigrate to Algeria where he finished his days writing his books at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Yves187147
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Love the old town of Portimao. We stay down at the Marina so are somewhat out of the town, but a walk of 35 minutes will get you there. Great shopping and very helpful people in Portimao. Fabulous Museum/Art Gallery. Gorgeous Marina area. Lovely traditional...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Oonagh M
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Regional heritage museum in an old cannery tracing the area's sardine fishing & canning traditions. Beautyful building. Industrial equipment on display including ovens, oil spreaders, can printers, can sealers, all used in the production of Sardines on a mass scale.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank marjavdoorn
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This great little museum is very conveniently located at the ‘Praia da Rocha end’ of Portimão’s Promenade. It would be difficult to miss this place: a large white building, with a tall red-brick chimney, topped by what looks like a stork’s nest. The interior of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank starlightShanghai
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

This museum is right on the river Adade in Portimao. It used to be the canning factory for sardines. It is really interesting and has film archives of the workers and their jobs. It explains the canning process very well, from bringing the fish in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CountryLover51
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We a family of four spent just over an hour in here. Very interesting museum. Actually housed in a disused sardine factory and tells the history of the sardine industry and some other historical facts as well. Presentational information with the exhibits is in Portuguese...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 387tja
Reviewed 30 November 2018

A small museum with an interesting fish industry history. The video was nice. There are places close to the car and the place itself takes about 45 minutes. Upstairs there was a photo exhibition.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanneS122
Reviewed 15 November 2018

An excellent museum portraying long lost decades where the locals worked very hard in the canning factory and on the fishing boats, well worth a visit and very cheap especially for Seniors😃

Date of experience: October 2018
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30 January 2019|
Response from marjavdoorn | Reviewed this property |
The museum is right on the waterfront with lots of restaurants nearby. As for buying them to take home I am not sure.
Angela S
5 September 2018|
Response from Susieb2201 | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you walk along the waterfront for about 5 minutes you will be in the central part of town with lots of places to eat.