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Museu de Marinha

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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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Praca Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
+351 21 097 7388
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent museum. We gained a lot of information about the amazing Portugese navy as it progressed through the ages to the present time and left feeling very satisfied with the experience.

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum really does bring the seafaring history of Portugal to life. It is laid out in chronological order. There are some brilliant ship models. The main part of the museum is housed in part of the monastery buildings, so that is interesting in itself....More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be in Lisabona and not visit "Museu de Marihna"? You simply can't do that! And please, take your time! Don't hurry!

Thank Mihai_Petru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two significant areas in this museum: an extensive display focusing on Portuguese discoveries in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and - in an adjacent large hall - a collection of royal barges and many other interesting small ships, seaplanes and even a jet...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has very good displays showing the history of discovery voyages in Portugal's past and the ships that were used. Everything is clearly explained and illustrated. There is also a display of beautiful royal barges and the shop and cafeteria provide an excellent conclusion...More

Thank susiedu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this to be a really terrific museum with well presented displays in Portuguese and English. As I am interested in history the museum filled in a lot of gaps and really illustrated the skill and daring of the early explorers. What is most...More

Thank david-Rd49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very specialised little museum which takes the visitor through Portugal’s glorious naval history. There are a wide variety of artefacts on display, including naval uniforms, naval equipment, models of ships and canons. This museum is worth a visit, especially if one is...More

Thank jaygeetee19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for such a museum - impressive old building. The museum provides background on Henry the navigator, Da Gama and Magellan. But the maintenance of the old building and the artefacts is expensive. And it shows. The building needs some renovation here and there,...More

Thank Max L
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Housed in an old monastery which is a bonus, dedicated to the voyages of (European) discovery of India and the Americas. Nice cafe at the end to recover

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed 23 August 2018

No queues and very informative. My wife and I spent a morning here and were very pleased we did. Lots and lots of history and information. we learnt so much. Add this to your itinerary for something a little different from art galleries and dinosaurs.

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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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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