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Museu da Marinha

Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
+351 21 097 7388
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The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well as ship models. Portugal was a world leader in maritime exploration (Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, etc.)
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love to see this museum with a big range of boats to ships from old times till recently,plus few airplanes.

Thank GreeceYannis
Reviewed 6 days ago

If one is interested about the history of seafaring and sea-battle, then they would not regret going to this museum. As it is in Lisbon, most of the items are about the history of the Portuguese navigators and their exploration in the new world.

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great dip into the history of maritime Portugal, which the museum led me to understand made the country. A really enjoyable couple of hours.

2  Thank buckyschwartz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was hoping for more info and less small ships demonstration, it's giving a good overview about Portuguese explorations around the world but i was expecting much more interesting items to be demonstrated from Ex Portuguese Colonial spots, it's an average museum, don't go if...More

Thank Sherif S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is mainly composed of model ships with an annex across the square containing a nice collection of full sized boats. There was a section on Portuguese achievements in navigation associated with the exploration of Africa and Asia, but it wasn’t as large or...More

1  Thank Aussie7leagueboots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They did not let me take my backpack inside the museum area, unlike in other museums I visited. I really liked the presentation on navy uniforms and naval equipments, though it would have been nice to see more life sized ships.

Thank István K
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went to this museum on a Sunday. (Free of charge first Sunday in month) There are amny tourists and lisboan familys in the Belem area on sundays so if you want to avoid queueing choose another day! The museum is sort of linked to the...More

1  Thank 895lovisat
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very large collection of model ships and sailboats. Very interesting focus on the role of Portugal in discovery. Really appreciated this focus. Did not attend The Viking exhibit due to time constraints; the main museum does not have a charge.

1  Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you go to the Belem area and don't want to join the queues for the must-have attractions, I would recommend a trip here. Great insight into the history of the seafaring Portuguese.

1  Thank krcb197
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I enjoyed our visit here although we covered it in about an hour and a half. It would take all day to see every model boat, so unless you're a sailor, fisherman, or the like, you can easily cover the highlights in a quick visit...More

1  Thank Jamie K
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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21 June 2017|
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Response from José S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't Know.I have contatcts with british company Garland Navegação Ltd Lisbon and I suggest to contact British Embassy