Antigo Mercado de Escravos, Lagos

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  • August 13, 2017
    Also this point of interest is located on the square of Dom Henrique and that in itself not strange given the fact that Henry the navigator was involved in bringing the slaves from Africa to Portugal he earned a good living. The building dates back to 1444.
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  • August 13, 2017
    There is a small museum but it is dissapointiing. I expected more...i visited the slave Forts in Ghana, Afrika and There you see more so i also expected more. It is just a brunch of photos of Maps etc...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Remember a not-so-distant past and today Europeans shames us, this building which was old market of slaves remember the glorious Portuguese past of marine and discoverers, and one activity (Nothing glorious in this case) that led to traffic with the new world. All the powers of the moment participated in slavery with greater or lesser prominence. The past has no arrangement. We have to build the present than if we are responsible... we are better than our ancestors?-
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  • An absolute decepcion.el Museum is made up of vitrimas containing crappy photocopies of libros.solo explained in Portuguese and English. The question would be indifferent if not they charged 3e to enter. It seems nothing recommendable and a hoax
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  • This renovated Museum of the slave Market gives us an image of the importance of the city of Lagos while slave input port and your role in the Portuguese discoveries. The adoption of new technologies and interactivity allows an excellent trip to the past and a reflection about the other forms of slavery which, unfortunately, still exist. Not to be missed!
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  • Good idea for his culture but poor in explanation
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  • Nice location in Lagos
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