Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), Lajes do Pico

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  • Visit a documentary of 70 years for us to frame. In addition to obligatory visit should be accompanied by that of San Roque where they treated the whales. Has a beautiful Amphitheater! Recommend that the room where the video is in this space.
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  • In this museum we can (re) discover how was the lives of whalers from Pico Island. A space very well harnessed that reminds us of the hard life of who waited for the signal to get out to sea to hunt for your livelihood. Whaling is currently prohibited, but it is always good to remember or learn about who made this very difficult life an art.
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  • Although already had knowledge of the modus operandi of the activity, I could tell by the great difficulties which these men. Keep their activities whenever the Watch launched a rocket to warn approaching whales. The Museum has all appliances that were needed for the activity, as well as some artifacts, whale's teeth, among other elements as its boat used. The visit in a movement to Lages of Pico.
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  • The museum is free on Sunday. The most interesting and informative thing was the movie (20 mins) about whale hunters in Azores. It is sad to see how whales were killed and it is super sad that some countries still do this.
  • It was not an enjoyable visit because I can't understand the concept of killing a whale for commercial purposes. That said, the museum gave some interesting insights on how the hunt itself was done. However the place needs some work: the movie in english and portuguese SIMULTEANOUSLY (??) is particularly a mess.
  • Small museum devoted to the process of whale hunt, ticket only 2 eur, all exhibition takes 30-45 min to look
  • Superb presentation of whaling history on the Azores
  • Full of wonderful whaling information..a wonderful place to visit.
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